You can make a claim for forklift truck accident compensation in Manchester if you have sustained an injury ether as a result of a faulty forklift truck or as the result of colliding with a forklift truck being driven by a third party.
You would think that forklift truck accidents only happen to people who are at work whose job involves being around forklift trucks. This is not the case; the solicitors at Michael Lewin have dealt with a surprising number of cases where an innocent shopper or member of the public has been injured in a supermarket or similar place by the driver of a forklift truck.
Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
You don?t have to have been injured at work to make a claim for forklift truck accident compensation in Manchester. Mr W was injured in a forklift accident at work. Mr W was holding open the curtain sides of a wagon for the forklift driver to load/unload goods into the wagon. The forklift driver drove over Mr W’s foot and he sustained a painful crush injury to his foot. As the accident was not Mr W’s fault it was the fault of the forklift driver he awarded £1084.00 in compensation.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems.
If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
To start your claim for forklift truck accident compensation in Manchester seek advice from the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors. Call 0844 499 9302.