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Forklift Truck Accidents

You need a license to drive one but this does not mean that accidents causing personal injury are avoided and never happen. One of the highest causes of personal injury accidents in warehouses or distribution operations are Forklift Trucks. Whether you are a pedestrian who has been hit by one and been injured or a driver been injured having had a load fall on you or involved in any other type of work related accident our Specialist Personal Injury Solicitors can help. With our solicitors having over 20 years experience there are few scenarios they have not encountered and assisted clients in pursuing their claims for personal injury to a successful conclusion.
Often the incidents are not expected and happen so fast, you're blamed by your employers for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Well there are specific Health and Safety Regulations placing a very high standard of care to ensure that Pedestrians do not come into contact with Forklifts. In addition if loads fall causing personal injury it is more than likely they were not stacked correctly in the first instance.

Various Health and Safety Regulations apply in these cases including the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 which provides for traffic routes to be designated specifically for forklift trucks and pedestrians to avoid collisions and often serious injury. This is not always possible however your employers have an ongoing duty in all tasks being undertaken to ensure that they have undertaken risk assessments in relation to the matter in hand, this is in accordance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. If all the regulations are abided by they ought to be able to avoid Work Accidents causing Personal Injury.

It is you that has been injured and we will ensure that everything is done to recover not only compensation for your injuries but any loss of earnings and other expenses you may have incurred as a result of the accident. We will do this without compromising the security of the driver of the truck or colleague.

If you have been in an accident and wish to make a claim for personal injury, please do not hesitate to contact us on the above number.