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Fork lift truck accidents

Fork lift trucks are potentially dangerous items of equipment if not used correctly and are the cause of several thousand industrial accidents each year. Many of the accidents are serious including on average ten fatalities each year.

Common types of accident are loads being dropped or pushed on to employees, collisions with static items knocking them on to other persons, employees being hit by trucks, overturning trucks, trapping injuries. The most common cause of fatalities in workplace transport is persons being stuck by mobile plant or vehicles.

Causes of Fork lift truck accidents include :

  1. Operator error
  2. Inadequate training/supervion of drivers and other staff working in areas where fork lifts are used
  3. Unsuitable premises
  4. Poor layout and marking of premises
  5. Inadequate maintenance of fork lift trucks

Employers are required by law to protect their workers from injury by providing a safe working environment and where a failure in this duty results in personal injury the injured person may have a right to financial compensation for pain and suffering and other associated losses.

If you have been injured in a fork lift truck accident in the last three years and would like to know whether you may be entitled to compensation, please complete the Application Form and we will provide a Free Legal Assessment of your claim. We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case