No-win, no-fee machinery injury claims
Whilst the major employer and employment sector within the UK used to be factories, now it is increasingly distribution centres. Large supermarkets, shops, hotel and retail chains and catering outlets all rely on distribution centres to keep them fully supplied and functional. This means that now more than ever there is the need for machinery and vehicles such as Fork Lift Trucks to be used on a daily basis.
For the most part, these vehicles are perfectly safe. They have a slow speed and are generally very well operated. However, the maintenance and upkeep of them is the responsibility of the company or business who own the distribution centre and in the event of their failure to ensure the vehicle is safe and fit for purpose, someone could be very seriously injured.
In this case, compensation could be awarded to any person injured, and this can be obtained by contacting no-win, no-fee machinery injury claims in Treharris solicitors.
Danger in the distribution centre
Whenever a person uses a piece of equipment provided or owned by their employer, they have the right to know and trust that that piece of equipment will be safe as they use it. This applies whatever the piece of equipment might be. From computers to heating equipment, we use many appliances which our employer provides to us and it is our right to have them work safely.
This means that the employer has a legal obligation (known as a duty of care) to ensure that all equipment is well cared for and maintained, is of the highest quality and is regularly checked to ensure it is working to a high standard. Should the employer fail in this duty of care, compensation may be sought by no-win, no-fee machinery injury claims in Treharris solicitors on behalf of any person injured as a result.
People who use a fork lift truck as part of their work do so with a licence and their own duty of care. This duty ensures that as they go about their duties they will do so safely and mindfully of others. However, they can only do this if the machine is in good working order in the first place. Therefore, if the brakes were to fail and they were to crash, it would not be the operator or driver whom no-win, no-fee machinery injury claims in Treharris solicitors would seek a claim against but the owner of the vehicle who failed in their duty of care.
Seeking compensation through no-win, no-fee machinery injury claims in Treharris
An accident involving a fork lift truck could be severe and could leave a victim needing hospital treatment to recuperate from their injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident you did not cause, either as the driver or bystander to an accident, you have the right to seek compensation through no-win, no-fee machinery injury claims in Treharris solicitors. Accident Advice Helpline offer a 30-second test to establish whether you’re eligible to seek a claim.