Mr P was awarded forklift truck accidents compensation after he sustained an injury at the hands of his colleague; if you want to make a claim in Manchester you need the help of the forklift truck accident specialist at Michael Lewin Solicitors.

Forklift truck accidents are a frequent occurrence in the workplace but they do not just affect the safety of people who are at work. The forklift truck accidents expert at Michael Lewin has also dealt with a number of cases where an innocent member of the public has sustained an injury due to an accident involving an FLT. Forklift trucks happen for two main reasons: human error and faulty equipment.

Employees can be seriously injured by way of faulty equipment which they have been given or by using defective equipment which then causes an accident. These accidents then have penalties from the employer needing to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured to possibly paying out for rehabilitation and compensation for financial losses which the employee has suffered due to the accident.

Employers may also have to undergo an investigation and face the closure of their firm if serious negligence has resulted in a near-fatal accident on their premises. These are extreme consequences which employers rarely consider but checking equipment can prevent a great deal of heartache further down the line.

Mr P claimed forklift truck accidents compensation as he was injured when a colleague drove over his foot; you can make a claim in Manchester if a similar thing has happened to you.

You can also make a claim if you were in a public place and you were involved in an accident with a forklift truck. If for example you were in the supermarket and one of the employees of the supermarket drove into you with a forklift truck you would be entitled to make a claim for compensation if the accident was not your fault.

Under the employers liability act of 1969 most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees as a result of doing their job. There is a law called the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act which basically means that your employer has to have liability insurance of an appropriate level to cover against any work related accidents or illnesses. Your employer should have a copy of their liability insurance in the workplace which is available for all staff members to see.

To start a claim for forklift truck accidents compensation in Manchester call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.

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