Fork Lift Truck Accident

Fork lifts are one of the most common pieces of machinery in warehouses and industrial areas and the risk of accidents is much greater than you might expect. Although they are necessary, they can also prove to be extremely dangerous and often the cause of very serious injuries. The statistics are that in any one week more than 40 people are badly injured in fork lift truck accidents.

Whilst there are rigid safety procedures in place to minimise the risk of accidents they do still occur. They can lead to serious short and long term health issues, an inability to continue with your usual job and may end up impacting your life for the long term. It’s important to bear in mind that if you have been the victim of a fork lift accident, you are not to blame. The majority of the injuries are caused to somebody who is not actually operating the fork lift but is in the area where one is working. This doesn’t need to be in a warehouse but can equally be in a public place such as a DIY store.

It is the duty of the employer or building owner to ensure the safety of everyone involved in circumstances where a fork lift is working. It is important to remember that whilst on the premises you are the responsibility of the company and any compensation you are entitled to will be taken from their insurers, not the company itself.

What to do if you are involved in a forklift accident

If you are injured in a fork lift truck accident, you should see a doctor as soon as possible to ensure that you are given the necessary treatment to recover as quickly as possible and get back to work.

Following the assessment of your injuries, you may be awarded compensation for the accident. Although your health is invaluable, compensation can help the process of recovery giving you treatment and rehabilitation which may not be immediately available on the NHS. If you need to stay off work because of your injuries or if you are having to fund treatment, receiving compensation can help to ease the stress and financial strain.

Applying for compensation isn’t always a simple process. That is why it is important that you have someone fighting your case who has plenty of experience and to keep the process as straightforward as possible. At Tollers we have experienced personal injury lawyers who can take on your claim and guide you through the claims procedure.

How can Tollers help you in the case of a fork lift truck accident?

We are specialists in personal injury cases with a history of winning workplace accident compensation for our clients. With the help of our legal experts, you can be sure to receive your compensation as swiftly and as hassle-free as possible. You can also be sure that you will receive the highest compensation possible.

Talk to Tollers

Tollers are experienced in making the entire claims process simple and we’ll be there to guide you every step of the way when organising your claim. Tollers have a successful history of helping people with personal injury claims and we will advise you frankly of your chances of successfully settling the case. If we believe that you have a reasonable chance of success in your claim, we can help you on a risk-free ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. Get in touch and Talk to Tollers today regarding a fork lift truck accident, call us for free on 0333 414 9123 to take the first simple step to making your claim.

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Tristan Holdom
Head of Personal Injury Department
Heading up the Personal Injury Department Tristan is a brain, spinal and catastrophic injury specialist with over 20 years’ experience...
Stephanie Jervis
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Roger Reed
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Nina Chivers
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ina is a personal injury lawyer with over 18 years’ experience within the field...
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Head of Personal Injury Department
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Associate - Chartered Legal Executive
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Partner – Spinal Cord Injury Specialist
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Associate – Chartered Legal Executive
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