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Work Accidents » Forklift accidents


Forklifts are responsible for a significant number of workplace injuries. This can be attributed to improper training, poor workplace layout and a lack of appropriate machinery maintenance. According to the Health and Safety Executive there are around 8,000 forklift accidents reported every year. Employers have a duty of care to their staff and must ensure that proper risk assessments are carried out to establish any points of concern.

If a forklift accident has occurred then the employer can be made to pay compensation if they are found to be negligent. The most common types of accident are overturning forklifts, staff being hit by trucks, heavy loads being dropped or pushed onto a person, forklifts trapping people or pinning them to a wall and collisions with stationary items. The most common cause of death in workplace transport is people being hit by plant or vehicles such as forklifts.

How we can help you make a forklift accident compensation claim


If you have been involved in a forklift accident and it can be proven that your employer was negligent then you are able to claim compensation. At HappyClaim our solicitors specialise in personal injury compensation and have extensive experience in presenting cases of a complex nature. Forklift accidents create considerable trauma for those involved and may mean that the person injured may not be able to work again. It is for this reason that an experienced solicitor should be chosen for your case.

All of our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. If you have been involved in a forklift accident then call HappyClaim and we will assess your individual situation.

Call HappyClaim today on 01582 437070 to discuss your forklift accident compensation claim. Alternatively fill in the online claim form opposite.