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Forklift Truck Accident Claims & Injury Compensation

According to Health and Safety Executive reports, forklift trucks are the most common cause of workplace transport accidents in UK, accounting for 24% of such accidents. In general, the larger the vehicle, the higher the chance that severe injuries would result from an accident.

Driving a fork lift truck is a high-risk task which requires sector-specific skills, supervision and the right amount of training.

Types of Forklift Truck Accidents

The main circumstances of forklift trucks accidents might include any of the following:

  • Forklift truck collisions with passers, objects or other vehicles
  • Loads falling off a forklift onto passer
  • Forklifts pinning someone between the truck and the floor or wall
  • The forklift truck itself landing on a worker or a pedestrian.

In working areas with forklift traffic such as work yards or warehouses, accidents can be minimised through the use of bright reflective over-vests, so that the wearers are much more visible. Also, the careful placement of mirrors near corners reduces blind spots and the possibility of forklift truck accidents. Further safety measures include striped hazard labelling tape to highlight tricky corners or obtruding structures.

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Have you been injured in the workplace? You might be due compensation because your employer is responsible for your safety and for your health. Call our specialist solicitors on 020 8891 8002 for free advice.


How long do I have to put in a compensation claim?

Usually you have three years to start legal proceedings for personal injury, however in the case of claims related to Asbestos or delayed symptoms you would have three years from the date the symptoms / causes were identified by a professional.

If in doubt about your right to claim or if a deadline is fast approaching please call us we will be happy to look into your case.