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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

    Injury claim in Spelthorne

    If you’ve been knocked down by a forklift truck in the workplace and you’re going to be launching an injury claim in Spelthorne in search of compensation, you would do you well to consider using the online no win, no fee’ injury claim services of Accident Advice Helpline. As a significant cause of serious injuries at work, we here at Accident Advice Helpline have built up considerable expertise and experience in handling accidents caused by forklift trucks – experience you can benefit from.

    63-year-old worker struck by a reversing forklift

    It pays to keep forklift trucks and pedestrians apart as much as possible. Most companies paint lines in their factory floors indicating pathways that are kept forklift free. A chemical company in Lincolnshire had done this, but had then unfortunately allowed the forklift free path to become obstructed in their “goods out” department. It was as a 63-year-old employee circumnavigated this obstruction and wandered off the pedestrian path, that he was struck by a reversing forklift truck.

    Work seriously injured and flown to hospital by air ambulance

    The injury victim was seriously injured. He sustained internal bleeding, 2 of his lower vertebrae were fractured, and he suffered severe tissue damage to other parts of his body, including his neck, back, shoulders, thighs, and knees. He was rushed to hospital by air ambulance.

    Workers forced to enter forklift busy zone

    The chemical company were culpable. Not only had they allowed the pedestrian pathway to become obstructed, but they also taped it off, meaning that pedestrian workers had no alternative other than to enter an area where forklift trucks were actively working and reversing. The company took no measures to provide an alternative safe route for workers on foot.

    At the hearing into the incident, the plastics company entered a plea of guilty in terms of breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They were  £12,500 and instructed to pay costs of £5,261.

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    The option of launching your injury claim in Spelthorne via Accident Advice Helpline

    The dangers that are associated with vehicle movements in the workplace, (and forklift trucks in particular), are well known and documented. If you’ve been hurt by a forklift truck, you can launch an injury claim in Spelthorne over the Internet for your convenience. Simply visit Accident Advice Helpline website and choose the option you prefer to take.

    Launch your claim, or value it first?

    Some people simply wade in and launch their claim by clicking on the green “claim now” button. Others use our interactive HOW MUCH compensation calculator to get an idea of how much compensation they could be awarded. It only takes 30 seconds.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, all claims go through our no win, no fee’ claim process. It’s a process that comes highly recommended by the one and only, Esther Rantzen. To find out more, or get help, chat to a member of our customer support team via the free helpline service we provide. Call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.

    Date Published: 30th October 2014

    Author: Howie

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