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    Forklift accidents: Eroded floor surfaces

    Forklift accidents: Eroded floor surfaces

    As you would expect, factory floors get quite a few hard knocks. With forklifts and other heavy vehicles running on the flooring each day, as well as impacts from loading and collisions with other machinery, it will come as no surprise that after time eroded floor surfaces can cause accidents at work.

    With issues such as crumbling flooring and potholes to contend with, driving a forklift can prove to be more challenging. This deterioration can lead to incidents such as the forklift turning over and collisions.

    It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that all floor surfaces are monitored and maintained to minimise any work-related injury which could be caused as a result of eroded floor surfaces, but what happens if you do suffer an injury as a result of a forklift accident?

    How to claim compensation for your accident at work due to eroded floor surfaces

    First and foremost, it is recommended that you look further into your case and check online to see if you are eligible. Accident Advice Helpline website has a compensation calculator which evaluates in just 30 seconds whether or not your claim is likely to be successful.

    Once you have established that your claim is worth pursuing, gather as much documentation and details together about your work-related claim including your descriptions and/or photographs of your work based injury. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call with no obligation to carry through your claim following the phone call.

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    Progressing your claim

    Accident Advice Helpline is open to offer help to victims of work-related injury 24/7. As a law firm, Accident Advice Helpline will note the details of your accident at work, and safety issues surrounding the forklift, and the noted eroded floor surfaces.

    From there, Accident Advice Helpline will liaise with a solicitor most suited to your case. As a law firm boasting an extensive legal team, with over a decade of experience, you can guarantee that Accident Advice Helpline will find just the right solicitors to progress your claim.

    Your involvement with the work-injury claim

    Most claims processed by Accident Advice Helpline are completed over the phone. You may be required to attend a medical at some point or provide further information to support your claim however there is usually no need for claimants to attend court.

    Date Published: November 25, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Machinery accident claims

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