Injured by a forklift at work?
A common type of accident in the industrial workplace is that caused by the inappropriate use of forklift trucks. It is implied that most individuals using said equipment are fully licensed and trained but accidents can still occur regardless.
This is typical if route markings for the use of forklifts have not been correctly laid out around factory complexes. Forklifts, as useful as they are for their ability to lift heavy loads from A to B, can be dangerous if left in the hands of an inexperienced operator which is why the law strives to ensure anyone driving such a machine is fully qualified.
At Accident Advice Helpline, along with our no win no fee* Melbourne solicitors we have helped many people who have sustained injuries either as a result of poor training in the use of, or at the mercies of, such equipment.
Had to leave work as a result of an accident?
One of the most common aspects of any accident suffered in the workplace is that it can leave the sufferer unable to work for a period of time. While most employers are sympathetic to this and make adequate provision for cover, some employers cannot and do not, which results in the accident sufferer returning to work sooner than they should.
This in itself can lead to further complications and can lead to the injuries suffered becoming more severe.
It is taken as read that most employers are understanding of their employee’s injuries and allow for the right amount of time for them to heal but in the instances where an employer may push for a sooner than expected return to work, compensation may be an entitlement.
Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee* Melbourne solicitors can help you ascertain your right to make a claim.
My lack of work has led to financial hardship – can I make a no win no fee* Melbourne claim?
If you have suffered an accident as the result of inappropriate use of a forklift or inadequate training in the use of one, and this has left you unable to work, then you may find that you will suffer not only from your injuries but from financial hardship if your income is withdrawn.
Long term sickness can lead to salaries being reduced to the payment of Statutory Sick Pay and with the cost of living at an all time high this can lead to excessive levels of stress on top of the injuries sustained.
Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee* Melbourne solicitors are on hand to help you claim compensation if the accident was not your fault and happened within the last three years.
Contact us on our 24/7 landline number which is 0800 689 0500 or our 24/7 mobile number which is 0333 500 0992, and a member of our team will help you understand your options.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown