Have you been injured in a Forklift Truck Accident? Claims are made simple when you call Workplace Injury Solicitors.
All employers have the right to work in a safe environment, but sometimes accidents can occur due to employer negligence. Statistics reveal that every six weeks in the UK, a worker is fatally wounded due to working with forklift trucks. Each day in the UK, at least one employee presents at hospital with a forklift truck associated injury. With such a high number of incidents involving forklift trucks, it is not surprising that the government has implemented guidelines to make working with these vehicles much safer.
Employers must be aware of, and familiar with, the following pieces of legislation with regards to Forklift Truck health and safety regulations:
Employers must also make sure that employees are fully trained and regularly assessed to ascertain their competency in operating and driving a forklift truck. It is illegal to allow anyone under the age of 16 to drive a forklift truck and if the vehicle is to be driven on public highways, the driver is subject to the same laws as other drivers.
In many situations it is not the driver that sustains injuries when working with forklift trucks, but a person in the vicinity of the vehicle. Common accidents include, being hit by an object falling from a forklift truck; being hit by the vehicle itself; colliding with another object when stepping out of the way of a forklift truck that is travelling too quickly; slipping whilst climbing into, or out of the vehicle.
Have you been involved in a forklift truck accident in a public place? Garden centres, DIY stores and publically accessible warehouses are just some of the locations that forklift truck injuries can be sustained, and if you are involved in an accident, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
To find out just how much Forklift Truck Accident Claims are worth, call us on 08000 430 430. If you would prefer one of our advisers to call you, complete the relevant contact form and we will call you as soon as possible.
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