Forklift trucks are a significant cause of accidents and injuries in the workplace. If you work in Coatbridge, and you’ve been injured in an incident involving a forklift truck, you can launch compensation claims in Coatbridge, by using the online compensation claim service you can access via Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Or you can call our friendly advisors and have a chat with them, free of any obligation or pressure to make a claim.
The increased hazards of a cluttered workplace
Forklift trucks are inherently dangerous machines and must only be operated by properly licensed forklift truck drivers. But even then, if the workplace itself is not properly maintained and kept obstacle free, it increases the likelihood of accidents taking place and of innocent victims suffering injuries.
Forklift driver suffers life changing foot injury
A forklift truck driver sustained a life changing injury in his workplace when another forklift truck collided with the vehicle he was driving. The accident happened in part because plastic strip curtains obscured workers’ views of what lay on the other side, and in part because the workplace has become cluttered with obstacles.
When the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) carried out an investigation it was found that the route the forklift trucks normally took had become congested with pallets creating a bottleneck and increasing the flow of traffic. Three other collisions involving forklift trucks occurred on the same site over a two-week period.
This is a typical example of how accidents at work happen if employers do not keep on top of all matters relating to health and safety. They have a legal duty to protect your well being while you are at work, and if their failure to do so, results in you being injured in an accident because of their negligence, you are legally entitled to claim compensation from them.
Pre-value your compensation claims Coatbridge in just 30 seconds
Whatever the nature of the injury covered by compensation claims in Coatbridge you are going the raise, if you’ve got 30 seconds to spare, you can get an idea of how much compensation you are entitled to by using the HOW MUCH compensation calculator you’ll find on Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Making use of Accident Advice Helpline’s extensive experience
Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers can help in dealing with forklift truck incident related injuries. If you need any help with raising your claim, call our free helpline and chat to one of our experienced advisers. The customer service and support that Accident Advice Helpline provide is exceptional and comes highly recommended by the one and only Dame Esther Rantzen.
To access our helpline call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 18th November 2014