People may not be aware of the prevalence of forklift accidents in the UK – statistics show that every year, there are 8,000 accidents involving a forklift. Many of these result in serious personal injury, while more than 10 of these have a fatal outcome. Many of these can be attributed to improper training, poor workplace layout and a lack of appropriate machinery maintenance.
If you’ve been hurt in a forklift truck accident and you believe that someone else’s negligence played a part you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Contact us now on 0800 757 10 95 to speak to our team about your chance for compensation. You can also request a callback or use our live chat option to speak to someone online.
There are many dangers involved in using a forklift machine, including:
Accidents are generally caused by:
Forklift truck accidents can result in broken bones and fractures, head injuries and other lasting injuries which leave victims unable to work, in need of long-term medical treatment and struggling with day to day tasks which were once simple.
The most common kinds of injuries we see after forklift truck accidents are generally head, arm, leg, neck and back injuries. Due to the wide variety of injuries suffered amounts for compensation will vary but there are averages.
For serious back injuries resulting in severe loss of function (problems with bowels, bladder weakness and sexual function) payouts vary from between £51,500 and £126,500. Depending on the severity of injuries if your arm was injured in a forklift truck accident you may be able to claim compensation of between £5,207 and £15,070. Minor head injuries could lead to a payout of anywhere between £2,000 and £10,000, while for brain damage the payout could be anywhere from £33,000 all the way up to £317,350 depending on the severity.
Due to the nature of these accidents and the size and weight of the machinery involved, it is not uncommon for the loss of limbs, or even paralysis, to occur. If you suffered serious damage to one of your hands you may be able to claim anywhere between £43,000 and £66,000, and if you were to lose both hands this could lead to a payout of £110,000 and £156,000. For either total or partial paralysis, the
The compensation amounts mentioned here are rough estimates based on general circumstances. Our expert solicitors will be able to provide a more accurate compensation figure based on your individual situation.
Any worker who, through no fault of their own, suffers injuries in an accident involving a forklift truck is entitled to claim compensation.
Here at YouClaim, we have experience in helping thousands of people claim the compensation they deserve. Our solicitors are widely recognised as being amongst the UK's leading experts in workplace accident litigation. This is proudly reflected in their resounding success rate.
Claiming with us is a no-risk business. This is because we offer our clients a no win, no fee agreement to sign at the start of their case. It protects you from having to pay any costs in the event your claim is not successful.
To begin your claim today, simply call us on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, you may wish to fill out an online claim form so we can call you back.
If you have suffered an injury involving heavy machinery that was not your fault, get in touch with YouClaim today to start your claim for compensation. We offer a no win, no fee service meaning that making a claim will cost you nothing in the event your claim is not successful. Our expert solicitors are always on hand to give you the best possible advice and we are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve. Speak to us today by calling 0800 10 757 95 or filling out an online claim form.
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