Forklift Truck Compensation Claims
Forklift truck accidents are some of the most common and serious amongst construction workers. The consequences can be devastating with victims often suffering life-changing injuries.
If you have been hurt in an accident at work then you might be entitled to claim for compensation to recognise the pain, suffering and disruption caused, to fund specialist medical care and to help protect you against any financial loss.
PSR Solicitors is the premier law firm for personal injury services across North Wales and Cheshire. We have an excellent track record and are recognised throughout the industry for our achievements, having been accredited by the Law Society for our personal injury services and receiving the prestigious Lexcel Management Standard for the high level of legal assistance that we offer.
For help with your claim contact our specialist team today for all the help and support you will need. For free advice from a fully qualified personal injury lawyer then please get in touch by completing the enquiry form, or call on our freephone 0800 020 9167.
About Forklift Truck Accidents
An estimated 1300 people are seriously injured in forklift truck accidents every year, which amounts to five workers each day being hurt.
Injuries can include complex fractures, dislocations and even amputations or brain injuries, meaning debilitating and long-term effects.
Forklift trucks are typically used on building sites and in factories or warehouses. Injuries are mostly caused by:
Collisions with pedestrians or other vehicles.
Collisions with equipment or stacked items which cause injury by subsequently falling.
Malfunctions due to any part of the equipment being faulty or defective.
Lifting improperly stacked items.
About forklift truck compensation claims
If your accident occurred in the past three years and was caused in full or in part by the fault or negligence of someone else then you are eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Any financial settlement is there as recompense for the trauma and harm that you have you experienced, and to go some way towards recognising the injustice of what has happened.
Your compensation award is there to:
Protect you against any immediate or future loss of earnings resulting from your injury.
Enable you to access the best medical specialists, treatments and rehabilitation therapies.
Cover the costs of any mobility aids, state of the art equipment and home adaptations that you may need to maintain your independence.
Cover any out of pocket expenses that you may incur as a result of your injury including travelling to and from medical appointments.
By instructing the expertise of one of our fully qualified and practised solicitors, you will have the very best chance of winning your claim and receiving the full amount of compensation available to you.
We provide a strictly No Win No Fee personal injury service so that if your claim is not successful for any reason, you will not have any legal fees to pay.
Your rights at work
When it comes to accidents and injuries at work the law is on your side.
The welfare of all employees is paramount and there is extensive legislation to ensure that everyone is fully protected.
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 sets out clearly the measures that must be put in place by your employer, who is legally required to provide:
- A safe working environment.
- Safe equipment and machinery.
- Thorough and regular risk assessments in line with the regulations.
- Effective processes to limit or control any hazards.
- Adequate training and supervision especially with regard to handling dangerous equipment.
- A staff representative to take responsibility for health and safety within the workplace.
- Information about potential risks including hazardous equipment, materials and machinery.
- Safe and competent people working alongside you.
If your employer fails in any of these responsibilities and you are injured at work as a result, then you are entitled to make a claim.
Many clients are anxious about claiming against their employer because of worries over job security, but you cannot be made redundant as a result of pursing a compensation claim, and it is illegal for your employer to harass you or make your work life unbearable so that you ultimately leave your job. We can advise and support you to alleviate any unease you may feel and will make sure that your job and livelihood is secure.
Another concern that clients sometimes have is how their employer is going to cover the costs of a financial settlement themselves and worry about negatively impacting on their employers own financial situation. Your employer will have an insurance policy to cover any accidents and injuries that occur in the workplace and will therefore not be liable to pay directly from their own pocket.
The law is there to protect you and we will provide you with all the information that you need to put your mind at rest and help you to successfully pursue your claim.
PSR Solicitors are the experts you can trust
Established in 2009, PSR Solicitors is renowned for recovering more compensation than its competitors and is adept at progressing claims quickly and efficiently, avoiding the pitfalls that can arise.
Many law firms now have teams of unqualified fee earners recovering compensation for clients but millions of pounds are being lost every day as a result as they don’t have the specialism and expertise required in what can be a complex area. They don’t have the technical knowledge to understand the methods insurance companies can employ to avoid paying out on a claim, subsequently putting their clients’ compensation at risk.
By instructing PSR Solicitors you are guaranteed a fully qualified legal, specialist working on your behalf to recover the maximum amount of compensation, coordinate all aspects of your medical care, arrange financial support and advise on benefits and personal injury trusts to protect your money.
Get in touch
As the largest personal injury law firm across North Wales and Cheshire, the team at PSR solicitors is best placed to help you with your compensation claim.
With offices in Wrexham, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Shotton (Deeside) and Ellesmere Port, PSR are a leading practice of Accidents at Work Solicitor in Wales and Injury Solicitors in Cheshire. We regularly act for clients on forklift injury claims across North Wales, Cheshire, Liverpool and Merseyside. As a recognised injury claims specialist we can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We will respond to any query within one hour of normal office hours, or the next working day if you contact us during the evening or at the weekend.
For swift, confidential legal advice contact us today.
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