Forklift trucks have the potential to be one of the most dangerous forms of workplace transport.
It is estimated that as many as one worker every six weeks dies as a result of a forklift truck accident in the UK. These utility vehicles are essential in many workplaces, and those operating them have to undergo extensive training in order to make sure they are doing so safely. Manually-operated trucks such as forklifts can cause a number of serious accidents if they are not utilised correctly; for example, items can be knocked over, crushed, or dropped.
The operator of the truck can be injured, as can innocent passers-by. Owing to the size and often the heavy nature of objects that are being moved, the injuries that arise after these types of accidents can be incredibly serious. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a forklift truck accident, you may be entitled to make a non fault accident in Great Yarmouth claim. With a compensation claim, you can ensure that whoever was responsible for your injuries pays a fair amount to compensate for the physical, financial, emotional and psychological damage you may have endured.
What are my rights after an accident?
In order to make a claim, the circumstances surrounding your accident must meet specific criteria.
Namely, your accident must have been caused by the negligence of another party, and it must have taken place within the past three years. For example, if you have been injured by a forklift truck while at work, if there is evidence that the operator exhibited negligence (for example, used the truck without having any training or whilst under the influence), you could seek money in compensation for your injuries.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are proud to help award over £30 million a year in compensation, and will fight to make sure your claim results in the maximum amount being awarded as well. To get an idea of what this could amount to, fill in our thirty-second claims calculator to obtain a quick quote from the comfort of home. If you have had a more serious accident and would prefer to speak to someone, call our helpline. Our compassionate advisers are here to help, and can provide support and information when you need it most.
Making a claim if you have been involved in a non fault accident in Great Yarmouth
If someone else’s negligence has left you suffering with painful injuries, make sure they are held accountable for this.
With the help of a no win, no fee solicitor, you can be on your way to receiving compensation with no money required upfront. To learn more about making a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on the freephone number 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown