Forklift truck accidents happen in the workplace on an alarmingly regular basis the solicitors at Michael Lewin have dealt with numerous claims involving accidents with machinery; our Leeds based experts are very experienced and can help you make the best of your claim.
Mr T made a claim for compensation following his forklift accident at work. Mr T had to drive a fork lift truck onto and empty trailer. Unfortunately for Mr T there was a bottle of sulphuric acid hidden in a corner of the trailer it was dark and could not be seen. Mr T drove over the bottle and it exploded Mr T was covered in sulphuric acid.
Forklift truck accidents are not always as serious as the one Mr T suffered; sometimes they are more serious; the claims experts at Michael Lewin in Leeds can help you make a claim no matter what the circumstances of your accident.
Mr T suffered horrific chemical burn injuries as a result of his accident. Mr T had chemical burns to his face neck and legs. Even worse for Mr T he then suffered a secondary infection of his wound and cellulitis of the neck. Michael Lewin Solicitors were pleased to be able to help Mr T claim the compensation he deserved.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
If you need forklift truck accidents claims advice speak to the experienced professionals at Michael Lewin in Leeds. Call us today on 0844 499 9302.