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Forklift Truck Accident Claims & Forklift Injury Claims

How can I make a forklift truck accident claim?

Have you have been injured in a work accident involving a forklift? Grieves Solicitors dedicated personal injury team is here to help you take action and receive the compensation you deserve. All of our cases are on a No Win No fee Injury Claim basis, which means even in the unlikely event of your claim proving unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a penny. If you think you might be eligible to make a claim for a forklift truck injury, please do not hesitate to call us to find out.

For impartial, FREE advice call us at Grieves Solicitors on 0800 0747 644 or if its easier, complete our online claim form to find out how we can help you in your case.

At Grieves Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being experts in the field of personal injury claims.

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Our Founder, Helen Grieves is a member of the Law Society and a Member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Personal Injury Panel. Moreover, she is a Senior Member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

What do our clients say about us?

“What can I say, it all felt totally seamless, it must have been hard work for your team, but for us it was no problem at all, so I would like to thank you sincerely and if I do ever need any help I will pay you a visit. thank you very much for your services and I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone who needs a solicitor, thanks again, Terry.”

Will I be eligible to make a claim?

Although forklift trucks can be very useful pieces of equipment, they can also be extremely dangerous. A report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that drivers of these vehicles are involved in almost a quarter of workplace vehicle accidents.

According to the OEA 2021 statistics,(OEA-SG-INFOG-2021-03-02) there are 34,900 serious and 61,800 non-serious injuries resulting from forklift truck accidents annually and forklift trucks are responsible for more serious accidents at work than cars and Heavy Goods Vehicles.

There are many different ways a person can be injured in a forklift truck accident. Some of the more common accidents involving forklift trucks include:

  • The forklift truck colliding with a pedestrian worker/vehicle collision. 
  • Speeding
  • Being struck by falling loads or equipment
  • Coming into contact with a forklift due to the machine becoming unstable
  • Colliding with another forklift truck or vehicle
  • Lack of training/inadequate preventative risk assessments.

If you have received a personal injury from a forklift truck accident, it is always advisable to contact an experienced personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. It is the employer’s responsibility to make sure their employees work within a safe and controlled environment, with safe equipment and are adequately trained.

What does the compensation cover?

Our aim is to help you receive the compensation you deserve as a result of an injury caused by a forklift. it is intended to cover:

  • Medical fees
  • Loss of earnings
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Compensation for your injuries and loss of amenity

We work on a no win no fee basis.

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It is also intended to help those who have suffered from physical or physiological pain such as mental distress or a general loss of enjoyment.

How much compensation will I get for a Forklift Truck Accident Claim?

The final Compensation settlement you will receive for an injury caused by an accident involving a Forklift Truck will be calculated in relation to a number of factors and of course, every case is individual in its own way. Certainly the most important item is the seriousness of your injuries and to what extent your injuries will possibly influence your ability to lead an independent life.

That being said, all injury claims are based on the evaluation of two elements to each claim:

  • General Damages – to compensate for the loss of amenity, pain & suffering
  • Special Damages – to compensate for financial losses or future costs incurred as a direct result of the injury

Our Accident at work Compensation Calculator will provide provisional guideline figures on how much compensation you may receive for the ‘general damages’ element of the final compensation award.

Why choose Grieves Solicitors?

With over 76 years of experience, Grieves Solicitors are a leading practice of Accident at Work Solicitors in Huddersfield.

We’re proud of our friendly and professional service, our excellent record of success and the settlement amounts we have secured for our clients.

We regularly act for clients who have work accident claims across Yorkshire and now cover the whole of England and Wales.

You will deal directly with your very own Solicitor via their mobile or direct line.

Our team of experienced Forklift Truck Accident Claims Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Wales and England. We serve clients across the UK.

We specialise in no win no fee accidents at work claims, which means if you don’t win, you won’t have to pay.

We understand that making a claim may seem daunting at first, but we are happy to talk over those queries or concerns with you to allay any fears you may have about bringing a compensation claim.

We are only too happy to help.

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Get in touch with Grieves Solicitors today

If you or a family member has suffered an injury at work through no fault of your own, we are here to help. To find out more information about how you can gain compensation speak to a member of our personal injury team today FREE on 0800 0747 644 or complete an online enquiry form. It will cost you nothing to find out if you have a claim and you may have a lot to lose if you don’t find out.

To make a free no-obligation enquiry, call 0800 0747 644.

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