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If you have been involved in a forklift truck accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

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Personal Injury Specialists

We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.

No Win, No Fee

We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.

Free Initial Consultation

You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.

Accredited Firm

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.

Personal Service

We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.

Forklift Truck Accident Claims

Forklift Truck Accident Claims

Forklift trucks are a common sight in many warehouses and factories. These powerful machines are used to move heavy loads, and can be operated by a single person.

However, forklift trucks can also be very dangerous. Due to their size and weight, forklifts can cause serious accidents if they are not used properly.

In addition, forklifts often operate in close quarters, which can make it easy for them to collide with other objects or workers. If you work in a warehouse or factory, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with forklift trucks. 

Forklift truck accidents are a common occurrence in warehouses and other industrial settings.


Workplace Injuries

Forklift-related accidents account for a significant number of workplace injuries each year.

According to British Safety Council statistics, 1,300 people are hospitalized each year with serious injuries following forklift accidents. In fact, forklifts are the most dangerous form of workplace transport in the country, injuring more people than heavy good vehicles.

The good news is that there are several things that employers can do to reduce the risk of forklift accidents.

For example, Forklift trucks should be properly maintained and serviced on a regular basis.

In addition, operators should be trained and certified before they are allowed to use a forklift.

Taking these simple precautions, employers can help to create a safer working environment for their employees.


Common Causes of Forklift Accidents

Forklift truck accidents can happen in many different ways.

The most common type of accident is when the forklift tips over while it is carrying a load. This can happen if the load is not balanced properly or if the forklift is overloaded.

Other common types of accidents include collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians, and accidents involving the forklift falling off a loading dock.

If you have been involved in a forklift truck accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Compensation claims can be made for personal injury as well as for damage to property.

In order to make a successful claim, you will need to show that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.

For example, if the accident was caused by an overloaded or unbalanced load, you will need to show that the person who loaded the forklift was negligent in doing so.

If the accident was caused by a defective piece of equipment, you will need to show that the manufacturer or supplier of the equipment was negligent in supplying it.


Compensation Claim

Making a claim for compensation after a forklift truck accident can be a complex process.

If you have been involved in such an accident, it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible so that you can understand your rights and options.

At Stonehewer Moss Solicitors we have years of experience dealing with the laws and regulations that exist to protect you as an employee, which is all the more important as, if an accident happens involving a forklift truck, it’s very often serious.

We can arrange urgent rehabilitation, (including the possibility of early payments to pay for the bills whilst you are out of work) and long term medical treatment that is required.


No win no fee personal injury claims

No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation claims success for a wide range of injury types.


What should I do if I’m injured in an accident at work?

If you’re injured in an accident at work, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if your injury seems minor, it’s important to get checked by a doctor or other medical professional. 

Once you’ve been seen by a doctor, you should then notify your employer of the accident and make sure your injury is recorded in an accident book.

Your employer is required to report all workplace accidents and injuries, so this is an important step in the process.

After you’ve reported the accident, you may then file a compensation claim.

This will help to ensure that you receive the financial compensation you need to cover medical expenses and lost wages. 

If your injury is serious, you may also want to consult with a solicitor to discuss your legal options.


Can I be sacked from my employer if I make a personal injury claim?

If you are involved in a forklift truck accident in your workplace, you may be wondering if you can be sacked from your employer if you make a personal injury claim.

The short answer is no, you cannot be dismissed from your job simply for pursuing a claim.

If your employer has been negligent in some way and this has resulted in your accident, then you may have a valid claim against them.

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Email us at info@stonehewermoss.co.uk

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