Fork lift trucks are enormously helpful in many different situations. They make lifting and moving stock in warehouses very easy indeed. They can tackle many jobs that would otherwise involve more time and people.
However, with that said, fork lift trucks also have the potential to be exceptionally dangerous. This is why anyone wishing to drive one must be properly trained and qualified to do so. Others who are working in the vicinity of fork lift trucks should also be aware of the potential dangers of working near them, so as to remain as safe as possible at all times.
How to assess the injuries you could sustain around fork lift trucks
Injuries occurring in this way can be severe, make no mistake. One of the more common incidents that may occur is someone being hit by a moving truck. This should not have the chance to happen if you are careful and if a proper risk assessment has been undertaken to ensure measures are put in place to avoid it.
As you can imagine, injuries you could sustain around fork lift trucks could include crushing injuries in the case of the example given above. These may also potentially happen if an unsecured load falls from a fork lift. If someone is crushed by a load from a truck, or is crushed by the truck itself, the injuries can be severe and perhaps even fatal.
Have you been affected by an injury caused by a fork lift truck?
Regardless of whether your injury was serious or milder in nature, you have a right to consider whether you should make a compensation claim. The team at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in this. We’re here on 0800 689 0500, and you won’t pay anything to call the number. We’ll provide free no-obligation advice too, and if you can make a claim thanks to evidence to back up your case, it will be taken on according to the no win, no fee* basis.
We have lawyers who have already won similar cases for other individuals, so there is a chance they could take on your case as well. If so, you could be in a good position to make a claim. Let us steer you through the process and see whether we could indeed help you claim. All you have to do is call.
Date Published: April 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Machinery accident claims