Mr N made an HGV accident compensation claim after he was injured by a wagon at his place of work; Michael Lewin’s expert accident at work solicitors in Leeds helped Mr N pursue his case.

Mr N was at work on the fork lift truck he used to do his job. Whilst Mr N was on the fork lift truck a wagon driver who had come to his place of work reversed into him. Mr N sustained injuries as a result of the accident and decided to pursue a case for compensation.

The accident was in no way Mr N’s fault; he was just carrying about his daily tasks in the workplace when he was unfortunately injured by a third party. Due to the fact that Mr N was injured in an accident that was not his fault he met Michael Lewin solicitor’s criteria for making a claim for compensation. Michael Lewin Solicitors will assess your case over the phone or online to check if you have a valid case for making a claim.

In order for a case to be accepted you have to be able to answer yes to the following questions: Have you been injured in an accident at work which was the fault of a third party? Have you sustained an injury in that accident that required medical attention? Can you prove that the accident was the fault of the third party?

If you can answer yes to the above and you have been injured in an HGV accident at work Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you make a compensation claim in Leeds.

Many accidents happen in industries such as factories and warehouses; there is so much technical machinery in these places that if the machinery is not kept maintained and staff are not trained properly they are just accidents waiting to happen. Michael Lewin Solicitors have a team of experts that deal with accidents at work and we were very surprised at exactly how many accidents there are at work involving fork lift trucks and HGV’s.

If all employers provide the appropriate training to the drivers of fork lift trucks and HGV’s then the chances of an accident happening are greatly reduced; it is not just about being able to drive and handle a machine awareness of others around you is equally important. All drivers now have to pass different tests before they are allowed to drive such machines but employers should enforce the awareness rule to keep other employees safe to.

Non-drivers of HGV’s and forklift trucks should also be given safety training if they work in an industry where they come into contact with them. This will help the non-driving employees have more awareness about the dangers of an accident involving moving machinery. If both parties take the time to be aware of each other the chances of a collision accident are greatly reduced.

If you have been injured in an HGV accident and you want to make a compensation claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.

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