You may be entitled to forklift injury compensation if you have been involved in an accident with a forklift truck; whether your accident was at work or in a public place the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds will be able to pursue compensation on your behalf.

Mrs A was awarded compensation thanks to the help of the expert public liability lawyers at Michael Lewin following her accident in a store. Mrs A was shopping in a store when a forklift hit her and caused her to sustain some very painful injuries.

All forklift operators are required by law to attend a training course and hold the appropriate operator’s licence before being allowed to drive one.

Adequate information training and instruction is required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.
Section 3 of the HSW Act 1974 requires the employer to ensure that people not employed but who could be affected by his operation are not placed at risk. The general public customers visitors or contractors attending the site might need training or supervision to minimise the risk to their health and safety while on site or relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) along with training on how to use it correctly may need to be provided.
If you have sustained a forklift injury and you want to make a claim for compensation the specialist solicitor at Michael Lewin in Leeds will be able to advise you about your case.
Accidents involving forklift trucks happen all the time these accidents happen to employees whilst they are at work and they happen to innocent members of the public whist they are in a public place. All employers should ensure that their forklift drivers reach a certain level of competency before being allowed to operate one alone. This may help to reduce the number of accidents involving forklift trucks.
If you have been in an accident with a rogue forklift truck and sustained an injury either at work or in public and you want to make a compensation claim speak to one of the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds on:

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