Working at height is fraught with danger. When a forklift truck is involved, it can be even more dangerous, especially if a worker stands on the forks of the forklift, and is then lifted up. If you’ve been injured in a fall from height, and it involved a forklift truck, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with registering an injury claim in Renfrew, online.
Hoisting people up on the forks of a forklift truck
Although it should be strictly forbidden under any company’s health and safety policy, workers sometimes allow themselves to be hoisted up on the forks of a forklift truck. It’s usually a practice that is done in order to try and save time. The majority of the time those who use this unsafe practice get away with it. But when something goes wrong, they can be seriously injured.
Forklift trucks should only be driven by licensed operators
All forklift trucks should only ever be driven by a licensed operator, and that licensed operator should be aware that lifting somebody up on the forks is strictly forbidden. Anyone found doing so, and who is reported to the HSE, is likely to lose their licence.
Establishing your rights to injury compensation
Even if you agreed to be hoisted up in such a manner, you may still be entitled to claim compensation if you fall and get injured. The forklift operator should know better. You can contact us here Accident Advice Helpline, and chat to one of our experienced advisors. You will be advised how best to proceed, and that advice will be given free and without prejudice.
Many workers who get injured in the workplace are reticent about claiming compensation from their employers because they feel that they may be discriminated against thereafter. However, that is rarely the case. All companies that employ staff must have employee liability insurance. It is this insurance that is responsible for paying out any compensation, not the employer.
Establishing the potential value of your injury claim in Renfrew
To find out how much compensation you would be awarded in relation to any injury claim in Renfrew, visit the AAH website and go to the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that you’ll find there. In order to get your free estimate, you will need to answer 4 simple questions relating to the injury you sustained. Once you’ve done that, and then supplied your name and a contact telephone number, you will be given your estimate.
AAH’s operate a no win no fee* policy
All injury claims we process at Accident Advice Helpline are processed through our no win no fee system. It’s a system that comes highly recommended by the former people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. To find out more you can visit our website, or chat to one of our experienced advisors using the free helpline service that we provide. You can access this service from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.