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Compensation for forklift truck accidents

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Victims of forklift truck accidents can claim personal injury compensation for any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused, and claim for losses and expenses too.

It’s a common form of workplace compensation claim, and we’ve helped a lot of people over the years claim damages as a victim of this type of incident. In some cases, the victim can be lucky and escape with minor injuries. However, the force of forklift truck accidents can leave people suffering serious and life-changing injuries.

If you’ve suffered injury and loss from a forklift accident, we may be able to help you.

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Lift accident compensation advice

If you need lift accident compensation advice, The Injury lawyers can help you because we specialise in all areas of personal injury compensation.

Thanks to rigorous health and safety legislation, lift accident compensation claims should be minimal, but when something does go wrong – whether it’s at work, or in a public building – victims can be entitled to claim for personal injury damages caused by injury and loss.

For advice, you should always contact our team for help, but we can give you a little guidance in this article in the meantime.

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Construction worker recovers almost £2,000.00 in compensation after fall from ladder

ladder injury at work claims

Working in construction or manual labour has its obvious risks which is why it’s important to ensure every worker is properly trained to handle equipment and materials safely without putting themselves – or others – at risk.

Risk assessments should be carried out to check if working at a certain height requires a barrier or a harness to stop people from accidentally falling off. Where ladders are needed, staff must be trained and the ladders must be appropriate for the task and safe to use. So, when we were contacted for help after a worker suffered injury due to a fall from a ladder at work, we were only too happy to help
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Work equipment compensation claims

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Under various health and safety rules, your employer must provide a safe working environment for you and all other employees. This includes providing suitable work equipment to assist you to do your job efficiently and safely.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) covers such equipment at work. Equipment can range from heavy machinery to a desk chair. Using equipment can pose a risk of injury when it isn’t used properly or where it isn’t suitable or is defective. It’s the duty of your employer to prevent this from happening and ensure work equipment is provided to eliminate risks.
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Vicarious liability claims for work injury compensation

employee work injury claims

When a claimant suffers personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, they can claim compensation for the injuries and harm suffered as a result of that negligence. But what happens when someone is injured by someone acting in the course of their duty on behalf of a company? i.e. like an employee acting in the course of their employment?

Vicarious liability is a way where an individual’s responsibility and liability can be transferred to their employer if the accident happened during the individual’s course of employment. The defendant’s employer should be insured and have the finances to compensate the claimant, and they can essentially cover the negligence of an employee.
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How do accident at work and public liability claims work?

employee work injury claims

In the everyday life, it’s unfortunate – but not uncommon – for accidents at work to happen. If you suffer an injury from an accident in the workplace that was not your fault, you might be eligible for compensation.

Whether the injury has occurred during the course of your employment, or perhaps on public land or in a shop or somewhere else, you have rights, and you can claim for genuine accidents causing injuries as a result.
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Slips, trips and falls at work – when can you claim?

slip at work injury

In the workplace, we’re protected by the law which puts a duty on employers to provide a safe work environment for all employees. The Health and Safety Act 1974 imposes this legal duty because all employees deserve to be protected whilst working.

Unfortunately, workplace injuries are not uncommon.

Slip, trips and falls are extremely common and make up a large percentage of all work-related injuries. There are various other laws that further protect employees by putting rules in place to prevent specific injuries from happening in the first place. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 requires all employers to assess the workplace for any potential risks.
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Manual handing compensation claims – an ongoing problem even in 2017!

spinal injury claims

Every employer must follow health and safety laws put in place to protect employees in the workplace. This includes circumstances where manual handling is involved. Regardless of whether you work in an industrial warehouse or a small office, manual handling rules apply.

Most injuries arising out of manual handling accidents involve the back. Injuring your back can be extremely painful and lead to many complications, and can lead to even the smallest tasks being unbearable. It’s therefore very important that health and safety rules are followed to prevent such injuries.
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NHS worker receives almost £8,000 in injury compensation for slip on wet floor

slip injury compensation

Slipping on a wet floor – we can tell you form vast years of experience that it’s not a comical accident to be laughed off or joked about. People have been seriously hurt from slipping on wet floors, and injured victims can be entitled to compensation for slip injuries suffered.

In this case, a cleaner had left the floor wet after using incorrect equipment to mop the floor. The unduly wet floor in a hospital ward put staff and patients at serious risk of injury, and our client was unfortunately the victim of an entirely foreseeable incident. Had they been assisting a patient at the time, the accident could have been far worse as well.
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Worker receives £7,000 in compensation for minor back injury

spinal injury claims

Our expert team here at The Injury Lawyers have once again helped another accident victim recover compensation for an injury sustained at work.

Our client was instructed to take a 19kg box from one property to another. Despite their best efforts at trying to load the box in to a car, a lower-back disc injury was sustained resulting in immediate pain and a requirement for treatment.

Having assessed the circumstances, our team were confident there was a case to answer for here.
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