Accidents in the workplace involving forklifts
Forklift trucks are very specialised pieces of machinery and should not be operated by anyone who is not licenced and trained to do so. However if this has not been the case and you have been injured as a result, you can contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline and ask about claiming workplace compensation in Wellingborough.
Forklifts are potentially very dangerous. Not only are forklift trucks moving machinery – and heavy machinery at that – but they have sharp implements and protruding parts can cause serious injury (and even death) if they not operated correctly. If you work in a manufacturing business or similar where forklifts are a daily part of your routine, and have been injured by the misuse of one, you may be eligible to claim workplace compensation in Wellingborough.
Poor training in the operation of a forklift
In order to gain a forklift licence you must demonstrate that you have been correctly taught in the ways in which to use one both in terms of how to control it and how to use it to lift and manoeuvre cargo.
If you have failed in your tests to gain a licence then you should not be operating such machinery and any employer that allows you to use such machinery without the proper training is breaching health and safety regulations and leaving their workforce at a great risk of injury.
Whilst at work, if you are injured by someone driving a forklift who is not licenced to do so or who is unsupervised at the training stage, then you may well be eligible to receive accident at work compensation. Our Accident Advice Helpline advisers are on hand to help with any questions you may have.
Claim workplace compensation in Wellingborough with us
If you have been unfortunate enough to sustain injuries as the result of an accident at work where an individual was unauthorised to use heavy machinery then you may be eligible to receive accident at work compensation.
You can receive compensation for your injuries and the expenses that you have incurred because you are injured. You can claim for lost wages and even for child care and household help. To find out if you are entitled to receive accident at work compensation, call our team of advisers today on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) and an adviser will guide you through the initial assessment process. Call today to find out if you are entitled to receive accident at work compensation!
Date Published: 2nd October 2015
Author: David Brown