Fork Lift Truck Accident Compensation Claims

Accidents at work involving forklift trucks can occur in a number of different ways causing personal injury to the driver, a pedestrian or a fellow worker.

Forklift trucks are particularly dangerous as they are relatively quick and extremely quiet. As a consequence it is most important that a forklift truck follows a designated traffic route and that anyone working in the same area has designated walkways which can be used.

Accidents can also occur when loading or unloading the vehicles or because the load is incorrectly positioned or unsafely transported.

No specific licence is required to operate a lift truck or any other mobile plant in a work place. Instead the law requires that each operator is given adequate training so that they are competent to operate the machinery.

In addition, the Health & Safety Executive has published an approved Code of Practice and Guidance dealing with operator training and the safe use of rider operated lift trucks. More information regarding training on lift trucks can be obtained from the HSE website.

Should you sustain injury arising from the use of a lift truck or any other plant you may be entitled to recover personal injury compensation.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing accident at work claims includng accidents arising from the use of lift trucks.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.