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Forklift Accident Claims – Information and Statistics

Forklifts play a crucial role in many warehouse, factory and construction projects. They are powerful, easily manoevurable and allow heavy materials and items to be carried across work sites quickly and with ease. However, forklifts can be extremely dangerous if they are not properly maintained, or are operated negligently. This can lead to serious, life-changing or even fatal injury.

According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), more than 5,000 accidents involving workplace transport (including forklift trucks) are reported annually. If you have experienced an injury involving a forklift that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, you could be entitled to compensation.

If you work in an environment where forklifts operate, your employer should take the necessary steps to ensure that they do so safely. This includes ensuring all forklift operatives have completed the relevant training, maintaining and inspecting the forklift equipment on a regular basis, and implementing robust safety rules for employees. Demonstrate that your employer has been negligent in these duties could be crucial to the success of your forklift accident claim case.

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If you have experienced a forklift injury that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Whether the cause of your injury was a lack of training or health and safety regulation, faulty forklift machinery or even negligence on the part of a colleague, our experienced legal team can help you to claim the compensation you deserve. Call our no-win-no-free solicitors on 0800 699 0079 today.

What are the Most Common Causes of Forklift Truck Accidents?

Leading causes of forklift-related injuries in the workplace include:

Insufficient Training 

Employees who have received little or no training on how to safely operate forklift are more susceptible to causing accidents. For instance, an untrained employee who is unaware how to safely load or unload items from a forklift, or is unaware of the maximum weight that can be safely loaded onto the truck risks causing serious injury to themselves and others in the vicinity.

Faulty Machinery

Faulty forklift machinery is extremely dangerous and can cause injury to the operator and others around them. A leading cause of forklift faults is a failure to regularly maintain, service or inspect the machinery prior to use. In some instances, a manufacturer fault can cause a forklift to malfunction – in which case, the manufacturer themselves may be liable for any resulting injuries. 

If you have experienced a forklift accident in the last three years that wasn’t you fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Call our experienced legal team on 0800 699 0079 today. 

 

 

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    What Kinds of Forklift Truck Injuries Could I Suffer?

    Any kind of forklift truck accident can cause a wide range of injuries, including long-term or permanent damage. Some of the most common kinds of injuries include head injuries and associated brain damage. Direct crushing injury to arms and legs are also common, in addition to falling from the vehicle. Whether you’ve been struck, crushed or pinned by a forklift, we are here for you.

    Could I Claim Following an Accident Caused by a Faulty Forklift Truck?

    If you’ve suffered any kind of injury following a faulty forklift truck, we are here for you. Whether the forklift’s fault is related to negligent maintenance, or a lack of quality control during the manufacture, we are here for you. Whether there’s an issue with the forklift’s brakes, acceleration or lifting mechanism, we are here for you.

    If you’ve suffered any kind of forklift injury due to a mechanical fault, call Tylers’ experienced team today.

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    Why Choose Tylers Solicitors for Your Forklift Injury Claim?

    Tylers Solicitors can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking to claim forklift injury compensation following an accident caused by negligence or a mechanical failure, we are here for you. Our experienced team can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to suit your needs.

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    If you’re looking for a trusted, UK provider of no-win, no-fee legal services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today! Our experienced team will work with you to get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to, following any kind of injury that isn’t your fault!

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    Compensation Amounts

    Forklift Truck Injury Compensation Amounts

    As with any kind of accident at work, including those involving industrial machinery, the amount of compensation you could claim depends on the severity of your injuries. The more serious your injuries, the more compensation you might be entitled to. Our industry-leading team can provide a full range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the forklift injury compensation you need to move on with your life.

    Curious about how much compensation your forklift injury claims could be worth? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers’ experienced team today. You can also use our simple, online forklift injury compensation calculator below!

    Head Injuries & Brain Damage Forklift Truck Compensation Amounts

    Some of the most serious injuries you can suffer following any kind of accident at work are head injuries. Head injuries, and any associated brain damage, can have a huge impact on your life. Whether you’re left with long-term conditions, suffer cosmetic damage or you make a full recovery from a life-threatening condition, we are here for you.

    Up to £307,000

    Leg Injuries Caused by Forklift Truck Accidents Compensation Amounts

    If you’re struck by a forklift truck or pinned against the wall while its hydraulic lift is lowered, you could be left with long-term leg injuries. Whether you’ve suffered a serious leg injury which requires amputation, or relatively minor bone fracture, Tylers is here for you. To claim for a leg injury due to a forklift truck accident, call Tylers today.

    £7,270 to £120,530

    Arm Injuries Caused by Forklift Truck Accidents Compensation Amounts

    Whether your arm has been trapped in the hydraulic lift, pinned against a wall or you’ve been hit by a forklift travelling at high speeds, we are here for you. To start your arm injury compensation claim following any kind of forklift accident, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers’ experienced team today.

    £5,280 to £114,810

    Falling from a Forklift Compensation Amounts

    If you’ve fallen from a forklift truck, either while riding it or using it to carry out work at height, we are here for you. Falling from a forklift can cause a wide range of injuries, including fractures, head injuries and more. For more information, or to start your falling from forklift compensation claims today, call Tylers’ experienced team today.

    Up to £307,000

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Tylers Solicitors Offer No-Win, No-Fee Forklift Compensation Claims?

    Tylers Solicitors is a leading provider of no-win, no-fee compensation claims following any kind of accident at work. Our industry-leading solicitors can work with you to get the no-win, no-fee forklift injury compensation you need to move on with your life. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee service, you can start your legal claim without paying a penny. So, don’t delay! Call Tylers’ experienced team today for no-win, no-fee legal services to suit your needs.

    How Long Do I Have to Claim Following a Forklift Injury That Wasn’t My Fault?

    As with any kind of accident at work, you have up to three years to begin your claim for compensation. So long as your legal claim is filed within this three-year period, you should be entitled to claim compensation. If you’ve suffered any kind of forklift injury that wasn’t your fault, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers’ experienced team today.

    What Kinds of Forklifts Can be Involved in Accidents at Work?

    There are dozens of different forklift styles and hundreds of manufacturers. Whatever kind of forklift has caused your injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Whether you’ve been injured by a truck-mounted forklift, an off-road forklift or a JCB forklift, we are here for you. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers’ experienced team today.

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