Forklift trucks are incredibly useful for lifting all kinds of things that are too heavy to be lifted in other ways. Large pallets of goods can be moved from one area to another in little time, ready to be stored until needed or unpacked and taken in smaller loads to other areas. Forklifts also have the potential to be dangerous in some instances. You might know this already if you have been injured by a faulty forklift.
While drivers should always receive proper training before using forklift trucks, and have the proper qualifications to do so, they should also be safe in the knowledge the trucks they use are maintained at regular intervals. If anything should go wrong with one of them, it could potentially cause nasty injuries.
How bad can forklift injuries be?
Some people have lost their lives, while others have ended up being injured in life-changing ways. A forklift is a large and heavy piece of equipment in use in many factories and warehouses today, and when something happens and someone is involved in an accident with one, the resulting injuries can be very nasty indeed.
That’s why some people have received compensation payouts in the past – payouts that have allowed them to get on with their lives and be able to adjust the way they live without being short of cash in the process. Compensation amounts will vary depending on the severity of the injuries sustained, and of course, negligence must be proven as well for a claim to reach a successful conclusion.
Making a claim
Suffering serious injuries at work is devastating and can cause mental and psychological effects as well as physical ones. If you have been injured by a faulty forklift because your employer did not take proper care in getting it maintained and serviced regularly, there might indeed be a good chance of claiming some compensation.
To find out whether this would apply in your situation, one call is all it takes. Accident Advice Helpline operates an enquiry line you can call around the clock on 0800 689 0500. We don’t charge you to call this number, and we also make sure you have access to no-obligation free initial advice about your legal situation. Doesn’t it make sense to see if you have a right to make a no win, no fee* claim with us?
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Machinery accident claims