Michael Lewin Solicitors specialise in claiming compensation for forklift truck accidents victims; the claims experts can claim compensation on your behalf if you have been injured in Manchester.

Forklift truck accidents happen all too frequently in the workplace; they happen either as a result of the forklift being faulty or as a result of the incompetence of the driver in charge of the truck. Faulty forklifts are a dangerous hazard to have in the workplace; employers are responsible for ensuring that all the equipment they provide in the workplace is safe and fit for use.

Your employer has got to provide you with a safe and secure working environment. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe in the workplace. The Health and Safety Act of 1974 is the primary piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety issues in the UK. It states your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work. A health and safety executive should be appointment within the business to oversee and manage all health and safety matters. Any safety issues should be reported immediately to the health and safety executive.

The incompetence of some forklift truck drivers is another reason so many accidents happen in the workplace and the reason so many claims are made each year in Manchester.

Every forklift driver is required to hold a ticket saying that they are able to drive a forklift. This does not necessarily mean that they are competent. Employers should ensure that the driver shows a certain level of competence before being allowed to use one unsupervised. Mr P was injures as a result of a faulty forklift truck. The truck was parked on a ramp and as he was loading goods into a van the forklift rolled down the ramp and crushed Mr P’s against the side of a van.

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.

Mr P made a successful claim for forklift truck accidents compensation; if you need the advice of a claims expert in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors today on: 0844 499 9302.

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