Each year, an average of 43 people will be hurt in accidents involving forklift trucks throughout the UK (figures from the Forklift Truck Association).
Operating a forklift truck requires a great deal of skill and training. The truck itself should receive regular maintenance to ensure it is safe for use. There should be adequate training and supervision provided at all times. Otherwise those operating the trucks, as well as others working around it, are at risk of accidents. Due to the nature of these accidents, the injuries sustained can often be incredibly serious, if not fatal.
If you have been hurt in a forklift truck accident, you could be entitled to claim Gloucestershire accident at work compensation. If you believe the accident has been caused by negligence, you are within your legal rights to claim compensation. That’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help.
For over fourteen years, we have been successfully handling industrial accident claims. We can provide valuable insight, advice and representation if you need to claim compensation after an accident. With our help, you could stand to receive hundreds if not thousands of pounds from the person that caused your accident. This would alleviate financial pressure during a stressful time.
How do you know if you could claim for Gloucestershire accident at work compensation?
In order to claim Gloucestershire accident at work compensation, your accident must have taken place within the past three years. In addition, you should be able to prove that the negligence of another party has caused it to take place.
Your employer has a duty to provide a safe work environment. If they fail to live up to this duty in any way, you shouldn’t be left to face the consequences. It is often the case that these injuries are severe and painful. They can, in many cases, impair your ability to return to work at all.
Claim back this loss of earnings, along with remuneration for the hurt and suffering, with a quick and straightforward claim. To determine how much your claim could be worth, fill in our 30-second claims calculator online. Alternatively, reach out to one of our advisers to have your case assessed.
We’ll provide you with an honest idea of what you could receive. We’ll put you in touch with one of our in-house solicitors to help you get it. With Accident Advice Helpline, seeking justice and claiming compensation really is that simple.
If you have been hurt using a forklift truck at work, don’t just settle for adjusting to life with the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. You can find out more about seeking the maximum amount in Gloucestershire accident at work compensation. Accident Advice Helpline are here to help, contact us today on freephone 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 30th August 2014
Author: David Brown