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Forklift trucks are widely used in factories, warehouses, and airports, but they can also be very dangerous, causing severe and potentially fatal injuries. If you have been injured in a forklift truck accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. In this article, we will provide more information about forklift truck accidents and how to make a claim for compensation.
- Inadequate and incorrect training of the driver
- Poor maintenance of the forklift or unfit for purpose
- Carrying an unsafe load that causes the forklift to topple over.
- Colliding with shelves or machinery causes objects or debris to fall and injure other workers or pedestrians.
- Colliding into a pedestrian
Eligibility criteria for forklift accident claim
Before taking on your claim, we will establish that your employer owed you a duty of care and breached that duty due to negligence, resulting in your injuries. We will also evaluate the strength of your case by considering the evidence that supports your claim.
It is advisable to collect as much evidence as possible to strengthen your case. Evidence such as CCTV footage, pictures of the accident scene, and witness statements from colleagues can be useful. It is also legally required that employers record and report accidents in the workplace, so we will need a copy of this as evidence. Additionally, we will need a medical report from a professional to assess the extent of your injuries.
We understand that making a compensation claim can be daunting and that the financial aspect of it may be a concern. As a result, we handle the majority of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. It means, if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
Compensation for forklift truck accident claims is usually split into two types of damages: general and special damages. General damages are for the pain and suffering you have experienced due to the accident, while special damages are for any financial losses, such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses, etc. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the financial losses you have suffered.
Most people have three years to make a forklift truck accident compensation claim, but the duration of the claim process varies depending on the individual circumstances of each case. If the employer denies responsibility, negotiations may take longer, and it may be necessary to go to court for a judge to decide. It is, therefore, crucial to begin the claims process as soon as possible if you have been injured in a forklift truck accident.
At Primus Solicitors, we have a team of specialist medical negligence solicitors with expertise in handling forklift truck accident compensation claims. We have experience in dealing with a wide range of forklift truck accidents, from minor injuries to fatal accidents. We can help you through every step of the claims process, from the initial assessment to settlement. Contact us today to book your complementary assessment.
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