Forklift truck accidents happen more frequently that you would think; Michael Lewin in Leeds has dealt with numerous cases where a person has been involved in an accident with a forklift truck.
Not all the forklift truck accidents we deal with are the same. Some accidents have happened due to an employee being injured while driving a faulty or dangerous forklift truck other accidents have happened whilst employees have been out of the truck and it has been faulty. We have also dealt with many accidents where the injury was sustained as a result of a third party driving the truck and causing an accident to happen. Some of the claims we have dealt with have been on behalf of employees who have been the victim of faulty truck or their co-workers negligence. Some of the claims we have settled have been for innocent members of the public who have been injured in a public place by a forklift driver who is a t fault.
If you think you are entitled to forklift truck accidents compensation you should seek legal advice from a solicitor; the team here at Michael Lewin in Leeds have already resolved numerous forklift truck claims and have plenty of experience in this field.
Mr P made a claim for compensation after a faulty forklift truck which was parked on a ramp rolled down the ramp and collided with him whilst he was loading goods into a van. The rogue truck crushed his leg against the side of the van and Mr P suffered fractures to his foot. If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures.
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.
If you want to start a claim for forklift truck accidents compensation call the experts at Michael Lewin in Leeds today on 0844 499 9302.