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Forklift Truck Accident Claims & Forklift Injury Claims
If you have been injured in a work accident involving a forklift, Grieves Solicitors dedicated personal injury team is here to help you take action and receive the compensation you deserve. All of our cases are on a No Win No fee Injury Claim basis, which means even in the unlikely event of your claim proving unsuccessful, you won't have to pay a penny.
If you think you might be eligible to make a claim, do not hesitate to ask for impartial, free advice by calling us at Grieve Solicitors on 0800 0747 644 or you can complete an online claim form to find out how we can help your case.
Will I be eligible to make a claim?
Although forklift trucks can be very useful pieces of equipment, they can also be extremely dangerous. A report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that drivers of these vehicles are involved in almost a quarter of workplace vehicle accidents.
There are many different ways a person can be injured. Some of the more common accidents involving forklift trucks include:
- Colliding the vehicle with another worker
- Being struck by falling loads or equipment
- Coming into contact with a forklift due to the machine becoming unstable
- Colliding with another forklift truck or vehicle
If you have received an injury from a forklift truck accident, it is always advisable to contact a solicitor as soon as possible. It is the employer's responsibility to make sure their employees work within a safe and controlled environment.
What does the compensation cover?
Our aim is to help you receive the compensation you deserve as a result of an injury caused by a forklift. it is intended to cover:
- Medical fees
- Loss of earnings
- Rehabilitation costs
It is also intended to help those who have suffered from physical or physiological pain such as mental distress or a general loss of enjoyment.
How much compensation will I get for a Forklift Truck Accident Claim?
The final Compensation settlement you will receive for an injury caused by an accident involving a Forklift Truck will be calculated in relation to a number of factors and of course, every case is individual in its own way. Certainly the most important item is the seriousness of your injuries and to what extent your injuries will possibly influence your ability to lead an independent life.
That being said, all injury claims are based on the evaluation of two elements to each claim:
- General Damages - to compensate for the loss of amenity, pain & suffering
- Special Damages - to compensate for financial losses or future costs incurred as a direct result of the injury
Our Accident at work Compensation Calculator will provide provisional guideline figures on how much compensation you may receive for the 'general damages' element of the final compensation award.
Get in touch with Grieves Solicitors today
If you or a family member has suffered an injury at work through no fault of your own, we are here to help. To find out more information about how you can gain compensation speak to a member of our personal injury team today on 0800 0747 644 or complete an online contact form to enquire for free.