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 Grieves Solicitors on 0800 0747 644 or 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.
According to the OEA 2021 statistics,(OEA-SG-INFOG-2021-03-02) there are 34,900 serious and 61,800 non-serious injuries resulting from forklift truck accidents annual and forklift trucks are responsible for more serious accidents at work than cars and Heavy Goods Vehicles.
There are many different ways a person can be injured. Some of the more common accidents involving forklift trucks include:
- The forklift truck colliding with a pedestrian worker/vehicle collision.
- 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
- Lack of training/inadequate preventative risk assessments.
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
- Compensation for your injuries
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.
Why choose Grieves Solicitors?
With over 25 years of experience, Grieves Solicitors are a leading practice of Accident at Work Solicitors in Huddersfield.
We’re proud of our friendly and professional service, our excellent record of success and the settlement amounts we have secured for our clients.
We regularly act for clients who have work accident claims across Yorkshire and now cover the whole of England and Wales.
Our team of experienced Forklift Truck Accident Claims Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Wales and England. We serve clients across the UK.
We specialise in no win no fee accidents at work claims, which means if you don’t win, you won’t have to pay.
We understand that making a claim may seem daunting at first, but we are happy to talk over those queries or concerns with you to allay any fears you may have about bringing a compensation claim.
We are only too happy to help.
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 FREE on 0800 0747 644 or complete an online contact form to make a FREE enquiry.