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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

    Accident specialist in St John’s Chapel


    Accident specialist in St John’s Chapel for forklift truck accidents

    Have you been looking for an accident specialist in St John’s Chapel to help you claim after a forklift truck accident? Forklift trucks may look like relatively safe machines compared to table saws and other dangerous machinery for example, but workers who operate them face a lot of risks. Forklift trucks can be extremely dangerous and statistics show that every six weeks one UK worker dies as a result of accidents that involve this type of machinery. Many people who have suffered injuries in such accidents claim compensation.

    When talking about fork lift truck accidents, it is important to note that these also include accidents involving the so-called reach trucks which are used to retrieve and place different items on stacks of varying height. The term is also used for accidents involving “stand up” trucks.

    How these accidents happen

    It is estimated that every day at least one worker in the UK needs to be treated in a hospital for injuries sustained in a forklift truck accident. However, drivers are not the only ones at risk. People around forklift trucks also get injured very often for one reason or another. One of the most common ways in which such an accident happens is when the forklift truck topples over.

    Sometimes, forklift trucks or even reach trucks cause items to fall from high above by pushing them accidentally. These items can crush whoever is on the other side causing significant injuries or even death. If you were injured in a forklift truck accident, you should call Accident Advice Helpline rather than look for an accident specialist in St John’s Chapel. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, you can call us directly or quickly visit our website to take the 30-second test. This will help you find out whether you can claim compensation.

    Preventing such accidents

    It is actually very easy for employers to minimise the risk of forklift truck accidents that their workers face just by abiding the law. All workers who have to drive a forklift truck in the UK must undergo proper training.

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    On top of that, employers must also provide their workers with the necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). This includes safety boots and hard hats as well as fluorescent jackets. Apart from this, all forklift trucks must be regularly inspected and maintained.

    What to do in case of an injury

    Being injured in a forklift truck accident is something that shouldn’t be overlooked regardless of how small the injury might be. Talk to our accident specialist in St John’s Chapel for more information today.

    This can be done easily with the help of our in-house solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline. If you want to call us, just dial 0800 689 0500  or 0333 500 0993 is the number you should use when calling from a mobile. If you would rather get a call from our advisers, send ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.

    Date Published: 16th November 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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