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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Understanding a forklift accident investigation report

    If you were to read a forklift accident investigation report, would you be able to understand the facts contained within it? Most people will never have cause to read one, but if you work in an environment where forklifts are used, you will understand how important it is to avoid such accidents.

    Thankfully, many potential accidents involving forklift trucks can easily be avoided. Risk assessments can be conducted in workplaces to ensure any potential dangers are averted and minimised as much as possible. Because of this, few accidents ever take place.

    Were you hurt in a forklift accident?

    Injuries involving forklifts can be potentially serious. If your foot was run over by a forklift, you could easy suffer broken bones and other crush injuries. You may also potentially suffer from crush injuries if a forklift tipped over on you because it was being used on an uneven surface.

    There should be clear areas for pedestrian traffic and clear areas where forklifts are used in places that have both. This can help reduce the odds of an accident occurring. Additionally, you can use signage to warn of forklifts, and drivers can receive appropriate training to operate them safely and legally. By following logical processes, many accidents can indeed be avoided, and fatalities and serious injuries can be avoided as well in some cases.

    Do you need to complete a forklift accident investigation report?

    If you were hurt in an accident involving a forklift and you were not to blame, you still need to prove the accident was caused by another person. Negligence is the key word here, and a personal injury lawyer will have the expertise to detect whether this applies in your situation.

    Don’t be concerned about completing a forklift accident investigation report form, because we can guide you through the process if necessary. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people since 2000, and we have the expertise to help in cases where all kinds of personal injuries have been suffered. Call 0800 689 0500 free of charge from any landline, or use 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can speak to someone who will advise you whether a claim could work out successfully. Our lawyers work on cases just like this all the time, and fight for the appropriate amount of compensation to be paid to clients who make successful claims.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

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