Fork lift trucks – in the wrong hands…
Many people work in industries and trades that can be seen as dangerous, especially for those people who are new to the industry or inexperienced but, for some people, it is not inexperience that can cause the biggest problems but lack of training.
There are many health and safety measures in place to protect both the employee and the employer; although we may moan about these – especially when they stop us from doing what we see as the simplest things! – they are there to keep us safe.
But sometimes, things go wrong and when they do, and you are hurt, you may need the help of our lawyer in Hexworthy.
One claimant who needed the help of our lawyer in Hexworthy was someone who worked in a warehouse. It was a busy place but there had been many people off sick and so the shift team were short of several people. Add to this situation the fact it was just before Christmas too, with the number of parcels passing through the warehouse virtually doubling at this time of year and you can see how things were getting tough.
Unfortunately, corners were being cut in an effort to make sure targets and goals were met. The problem with this is that some people were being told to do jobs for which they were not trained or qualified to do.
Our lawyer in Hexworthy made a claim on behalf of a claimant who was told to drive the forklift, something he had never done before and neither had he been trained. Unfortunately, he drove the forklift too fast, breaking quickly which threw him from the vehicle, causing him physical injuries, including a severed finger.
He was disciplined by his employer, which seemed unfair to him and so, with the help of Accident Advice Helpline and their expert lawyer in Hexworthy he decided to make a claim for compensation. And, with the matter being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive, we realised this claimant had a genuine and eligible claim.
How he made contact with us…
The claimant chose to use the online contact form, which formed part of the compensation calculator which you can find on the homepage of our website. The calculator gave an initial positive indication that he was entitled to claim compensation and so, taking the bull by the horns, he phoned us on 0800 689 0500.
He spoke to one our brilliant advisers – full of knowledge and no obligation advice – and his case was subsequently passed to an expert lawyer in Hexworthy, specialising in person injury compensation claims.