Injury solicitor in Uddington


If you need an injury solicitor in Uddington it’s best to search nationwide. Don’t limit yourself to local solicitors when the experts, Accident Advice Helpline, have a nationwide reach and can give you the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

Injury solicitor in Uddington and forklift trucks

It’s an age-old story. Accidents with forklift trucks can cause injuries that take limbs, mental capacity and even lives. These accidents need to be prevented and this can be done in a number of ways.

Preventative measures include ensuring that seatbelts are in good working order, and that employees are trained in using forklift trucks. It should never just be assumed that employees know that they should wear a seatbelt when using a forklift truck – and since around 25 percent of accidents linked to forklift trucks are from them tipping over, a seatbelt is essential. Wearing a seatbelt will prevent the driver from being thrown out and then crushed as the truck tips over. Just because it is driven in a place of work does not make the vehicle any less dangerous – it is just like a car, and just as with a car, it is important to wear a seatbelt for safety.

It will also be necessary for the manager to check that the employee using the vehicle has the right driving licence for the job. So many times accidents happen because people are asked to do a job they are not qualified for. This is not right, and it should not happen.

Overloading is another major problem when it comes to forklift trucks. In order to get the job done quicker, sometimes forklifts are overloaded. It can cause tipping and instability issues. And it’s not just dangerous for the drivers either – workers in the area can suffer terrible crushing injuries if a load falls onto them.

There should be a site speed limit, which is clearly signposted and communicated to every employee. It is important that this limit is kept to at all times. It is also important that only one person is ever riding on the forklift at any time. It is unsafe to have more than one person on board.

Accident Advice Helpline

For any kind of workplace injury, including those caused by forklift trucks, that weren’t your fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline straight away. Our expert service even stretches to Scotland, where we work in partnership with some of the country’s best solicitors, so you are not dependent on the services of a local injury solicitor in Uddington.

Our freephone helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us, on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, for more information. Or why not try our online claims calculator? It takes just 30 seconds and can tell you how much you might be entitled to. Don’t be like the 7 out of 10 people who never claim after an accident – get the compensation you deserve.

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No

How much you could claim?

Two QUICK ways to find:
  1. Call us at 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile OR
  2. Use our Claim Calculator

Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

Claim Calculator
Find out in 30 seconds how much YOU could claim...
  • Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Terms and Conditions*Required

Can I Claim?

Esther says "The law states that if you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, you are entitled to compensation." Read more >

Claim Calculator ► Accident Types ►

How Much Could I Claim?

It only takes 30 seconds to find out how much compensation you could receive. Take the 30 second test now.>

30 Second test ► Claim Form ►

Why Choose Us?

"When they say they are 100% no-win, no-fee*, they mean it. I would recommend Accident Advice Helpline to anybody." Read more >

No-Win, No-Fee*? ► Testimonials ►

Claim Now

"They were ever so professional ... they knew exactly what I was going through ... I received over £4500." Read more >

Claim Form ► Call Me Back ►
Is there anything wrong with this page? ( Help us Improve )