Forklift truck accidents can cause serious, life-changing injuries. There are many situations that can result in a forklift truck accident, but if you or your loved one have been injured in an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
At CFG Law, we have a dedicated team of specialist serious injury solicitors who have the expertise and a track record of success in helping people who have been injured in forklift truck accidents. They understand the impact a serious injury can have on you and your family and are here to support you in any way they can.
Making a claim for compensation isn’t just about claiming a sum of money at the end of the case. It can also fund ongoing treatment and rehabilitation to assist your recovery, help to pay bills throughout the case, as well as pay for other support, aids and equipment you may need to improve your mobility and independence.
If you have been injured in a forklift truck accident, you may be able to claim compensation. The term forklift truck not only includes the trucks themselves, but can also include reach trucks, which are used to lift and lower items from high stacks or shelving, and stand up trucks, which are operated by drivers standing on the truck to control and steer them.
There are many different things that can cause an accident to happen. These can include:
Unfortunately, most accidents at work caused by forklift trucks could have been prevented by employers implementing the correct system of use and accurately assessing risks. Employers must assess the risks to everyone, not just the drivers and take appropriate measures to protect their staff from the risk of injury.
It is also advisable that employers provide workers with adequate safety equipment. This can include such things as fluorescent jackets, so pedestrians can be easily recognised and seen by drivers of forklift trucks, as well as hard hats and safety boots, to better protect them if they are struck by a forklift truck.
It is not only workers and their colleagues that can be in danger of injury due to a forklift accident. Business owners must also protect the general public and visitors to their premises, for example, contractors or shoppers in DIY stores, wholesalers and garden centres.
There are many things that determine how much a claim is worth. This includes the type of injuries you have sustained and the impact they have had on your life. Our specialist solicitors will value your claim based on several different areas and will give you an estimate of what your claim might be worth. We have vast experience supporting people after life-changing injuries, including:
There are lots of things that a compensation claim can fund, above and beyond just a lump sum of money at the end of the claim. We will work collaboratively with the defendants throughout your case to agree interim payments to help to support you throughout the process. Interim payments are paid whilst a case is ongoing and before any final settlement has been agreed. These payments can fund things such as:
To start your claim, all you need to do is contact one of our specialist solicitors who will be able to guide you through the whole process. All enquiries are completely free and confidential, with no obligation to pursue a claim. Once you have decided to go ahead with your claim, our team will provide you with immediate help and support, looking at all your needs and concerns straightaway.
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The general rule with all compensation claims is that you have three years from the date of the accident to bring a claim. However, although you have these three years, it is always advisable to speak to an expert solicitor about your claim as soon as possible. This is so that your solicitor can help and support you and your family straightaway, as well as advance your case by collecting all the relevant evidence.
There could be several people at fault for a forklift truck accident, so it is important to explore all the circumstances carefully. The driver of the forklift truck itself could be at fault if they have failed to drive in an appropriate way or have not followed their training. Likewise, if an employer has not put in place the correct safety procedures or the forklift has not been properly maintained, they may be at fault for any accidents that occur. There are often many factors that contribute, with several people partly to the blame. Even if you think you are partly to blame for an accident, it is worth speaking with a specialist solicitor who will be able to look into your case and advise you if you may be eligible for compensation.
No matter what your job, your employer has a duty of care to make sure you are safe whilst you are at work. This included ensuring that any jobs that need the use of a forklift truck are safe and the environment is appropriate for the work being carried out. If you become injured as a result of them failing in this duty of care, you may be able to claim compensation.
No, your employer cannot dismiss you for bringing a compensation claim after an accident at work. By law, your employer must have insurance that covers them should one of their employees be injured in an accident. This insurance company will pay any compensation, not your employer.
You can contact us for free, confidential advice with no obligation. We will discuss your case with you and how we might be able to help. If you wish for us to act for you, we will then proceed to put together a team of experts who will start to support you straight away. We will talk to you and your family to understand what your most crucial needs and concerns are and work with you to find solutions for your whole family.
As well as our legal team, we also have specialist Client Support Managers with backgrounds in health and social care, who are there to work with you and provide practical support and insight. They can help to address any issues you may be facing immediately, as well as being involved throughout the process.
Our solicitors work intensively and proactively on your case, ensuring that you receive the maximum amount of compensation without any unnecessary delays. They can do this, as they work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal industry, allowing them the time to focus on you and your family.
As well as the expertise you would expect when recovering compensation after a serious injury, we also provide all round support for you and your family and help you to achieve your best outcomes.
We have an excellent track record of taking over and settling claims that other solicitors have rejected or turned down, or where clients have been unhappy with the way their claim is continuing. We can guide you through the process of your claim, ensuring you are kept updated and fully informed throughout. As an independent firm of solicitors with over 30 years’ experience, you can be assured that we only act in your best interests.
We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and physical support for the whole family.
The nature of serious and catastrophic injuries is such that in order to help, specialist expertise is essential. With over 30 years’ experience, we have successfully settled many cases that include:
Our specialist Court of Protection solicitors can help you to apply to the Court of Protection for deputyship, as well as act as a professional deputy, easing the stress and strain of managing a family member’s affairs should they lose capacity through injury or illness.
Our specialist solicitors can also advise you on setting up a Personal Injury Trust to protect any means-tested benefits you may be eligible to. Creating a Personal Injury Trust can be necessary in some cases because any compensation you receive which is not held in a Trust will be added to any other capital you have and may affect your eligibility to means-tested benefits.
Our award-winning Client First Service is designed to meet your individual needs, whatever they may be, whenever they may arise. We will come and visit you and your family in a convenient location for you and where it’s safe to do so, to get to know you and understand your needs and the support we can provide.
Find out how we have worked together to support our clients and their families throughout their recovery: