Expert Fork Lift Truck Compensation Solicitors
The use of fork lift trucks is commonplace across so many industries in England and Wales and whether you work in a supermarket, a farm, a warehouse or depot, a port or on a building site, it is more than likely that you will have come into contact with a fork lift truck. Unfortunately accidents are also commonplace and our fork lift truck compensation solicitors have seen a steady rise in calls from people who have sustained serious injuries as a result.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work, it is vital you contact a firm of solicitors that specialise in serious injury claims. The solicitors at Nigel Askew have many years experience in representing clients who have suffered serious injuries as a result of accidents at work and are available to speak to you today.
Call our fork lift truck compensation solicitors today on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and we will contact you at your convenience to discuss your enquiry in more detail.
Been Injured in a Fork Lift Truck Accident?
If you have been injured in an accident involving a Fork Lift Truck at work, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation for your injuries and other losses. If the accident happened within the last 3 years then you may be entitled to claim.
Our Fork Lift Truck accident claim specialists have many years of experience in representing clients seriously injured in the workplace and can advise you regarding a new claim today.
We offer all new clients, injured by fork lift trucks, a free and no obligation initial consultation to discuss your accident, your injuries and whether you can claim. Call us on 01507 609027.
Your employer’s responsibility
According to The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all employers have a duty of care to ensure they do not put any of their employees at risk of sustaining injury whilst carrying out their work. This applies to full time, part time and temporary members of staff.
Employers must ensure that all machinery and equipment is maintained correctly and in sound working order, this includes fork lift trucks. This means that fork lifts and other machinery should be regularly inspected, especially if they are exposed to conditions that may cause deterioration, which could be weather and usage.
Employers must also ensure that the heavy machinery is used correctly and should, therefore, regularly carry out adequate risk assessments for fork lifts and provide all staff with training on how to operate them correctly and safely. They should also ensure that employees are fully trained on methods of use, risks and precautions.
If you think your employer has failed in their duty of care towards you and you have been seriously injured in an accident involving a fork lift truck, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and other losses.
What can be done to prevent these types of accidents?
According to the HSE, the number one cause for accidents involving fork lift trucks is the lack of basic training provided by employers.
Employers should ensure that not only basic training is provided as a minimum, that regular top up training is provided at regular monthly intervals.
- Employees should understand how driving with a heavy or elevated load can cause fork lifts to tip or rollover
- Employees should understand that driving at speed will increase the time it takes to come to a stop
- Employees should be taught about turning circles and spatial awareness of their surroundings
Fork lift trucks can weigh several tonnes and should only be operated by persons who have received full training in how to do so.
If you have been injured at work, in an accident involving a fork lift truck, contact us today.
The accident was my fault, can I still claim?
You may be worried about contacting us because a friend or close work colleague was at fault for the accident. Or you might even be worried about claiming as you think you may be partly to blame for the fork lift truck accident.
If so, do not let this put you off contacting us as the circumstances surrounding every serious work related claim is different and we have years of experience of winning compensation on behalf of our clients.
Whether you, a friend or a colleague were driving the fork lift vehicle involved in the accident, if you have sustained serious injuries as a result, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
How much will a fork lift truck compensation claim cost?
We do not ask any of our clients to make any upfront payments to us.
We fund all of our work related fork lift compensation claims using Conditional Fee Agreements. These agreements also commonly referred to as a “CFA” or a “No Win, No Fee Agreements”.
The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time. For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of the client’s compensation at the end of a successful claim. We cap this fee at 25%. Law firms fees are mostly paid by the insurers of the losing party and no upfront fees are required to be paid by the client to get a claim up and running.
For more information about No Win No Fee agreements, please contact us.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today
To speak to our fork lift truck compensation solicitors about a new claim, please call us today on 01507 609027 or complete an online enquiry form and we will contact you at your convenience to discuss your enquiry in detail.
We offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation during which we will discuss the merits of your potential claim in detail.
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