Accidents Involving Forklift Trucks
Accidents involving forklift trucks in the workplace are unfortunately common. It is estimated that one worker is killed every six weeks in the UK as a result of an accident involving a forklift truck. That’s why What’s My Claim Worth are able to help you make a personal injury compensation claim if you have been the victim of a forklift truck accident at work.
Statistics have also shown that in two-thirds of accidents that involve a forklift truck, it is someone other than the driver who is injured. This means that anyone working in the vicinity of a forklift truck is also at risk of incurring injury, as a result of misuse or mismanagement of this piece of equipment.
What is a Forklift Truck Accident Claim Worth?
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It is important to remember that forklift trucks can also refer to ‘reach trucks’, which are often used in warehouses to retrieve or reposition items on top of high shelves or tall stacks. It can also refer to ‘stand up’ trucks, which drivers use to stand on when they are steering and controlling the truck.
If you have suffered personal injury as the result of an accident involving a forklift truck in the workplace, you may be entitled to make a claim for damages or compensation for personal injury and other losses. This can be done through What’s My Claim Worth on a no win, no fee basis.
You can also use our Claimometer for a quick and accurate estimate of what your claim could be worth.
What are the most Common Causes of Forklift Truck Accidents?
Accidents involving forklift trucks are common. There are a number of regular causes that can be attributed to causing the incident, these include:
- The forklift truck toppling due to work on an unsuitable surface or carrying an unsuitable load
- Loads falling from forklift trucks onto surrounding workers or passers-by
- Forklift trucks being driven too quickly or recklessly
- Forklift trucks being operated by a person without the correct license or training
- The forklift truck colliding with a nearby structure (shelving, for example) causing it to injure someone
- The forklift truck running over a person’s foot
If you feel that you have been the victim of this or any other type of accident involving a forklift truck, then get in touch with us now to recover what you are entitled to. Call our 24-hour freephone line on 0800 025 0000.