What Is A Forklift Accident?
Forklift accidents are surprisingly common in the UK, and they can lead to some very serious injuries. If you are the driver of the forklift, you can suffer injuries if it topples or is otherwise unbalanced due to excessive loads or unexpected ledges. If you are working near a forklift, you may suffer crush injuries if the driver is not working with full care and attention. In either case, if your forklift accident wasn’t your fault, you are likely to be able to make a forklift accident compensation claim against your employer.
Common Forklift Accidents
At Free Legal Justice, we know that your forklift accident will have been very distressing and stressful. The damage sustained during a forklift accident is very painful and can take a considerable period to heal. There can also be financial stresses added to this, if you need to take time off work to recover from your forklift accident. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help.
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to make the process of making a forklift accident claim as easy as possible for you. We know that the idea of any form of legal action can seem like another stress and worry at an already difficult time. We work hard to make sure that you can relax and concentrate on your recovery, as we take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with getting you the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to discuss your forklift accident compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin your claim, call us or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day and our caring team are ready to take your call.
Personal Injury Claims For Your Forklift Accident
Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors understand that the period following your accident or injury is likely to have been exceedingly stressful. We want to make the process of making a forklift accident compensation claim as easy and straightforward as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you the advice and assistance you need. You can call or claim online, and we will arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you.
Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors are also trained to take the time to really listen to you, making sure that we understand the details of what has happened to you. This includes the circumstances surrounding your forklift accident, including who you believe was at fault, just how severe your injuries are and the ways in which these have impacted your normal life. This allows us to give you the personalised service we believe you deserve.
Our highly-experienced team of personal injury specialists are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your forklift accident compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Receive For My Forklift Accident?
Although we understand the desire to know the average compensation payments for a forklift accident, every compensation payment is different, and the ranges can be very wide indeed. This is because the compensation you receive is directly related not just to the injuries you have received but also to the impact this has had upon your life.
Compensation claims are comprised of two main parts. The first, and usually the easiest to calculate, is to compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. The follows guidelines set down nationally by the Judicial College, which provides a range of payments that are considered appropriate for any particular injury. These ranges can be very broad, as they are designed to take into account the individual nature of your personal injury.
The second part of your compensation claim is there to compensate you for any expenses or costs you have suffered associated with your forklift accident. The aim here is that you should never be left financially or materially worse off following your forklift accident than you would have been had the forklift accident not happened. This can be a much larger payment than the first part of your compensation, as it can include the loss of earnings you may experience if you need to take off work to recover. It can also include modifications to your home or vehicle, if very serious injuries mean that you need these to resume your normal life. You are also able to request the money you need to access rehabilitation and any medical assistance that is not easily available on the NHS, such as physiotherapy if there are long waiting lists in your area.
Working with our dedicated team allows you to be sure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses that you have incurred following your forklift accident. Our team work hard to get you the best possible compensation payment to give you the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
How Long Will It Take To Receive My Compensation As A Result Of My Forklift Accident Claim?
Forklift accident compensation claims can differ dramatically in terms of how long they take to resolve. Despite this, we understand that you need your case resolved as quickly as possible. Resolving your case allows you to move on from your forklift accident, with the financial support you need behind you.
Some cases can be settled very quickly indeed, with many taking just a couple of months and the very fastest needing only a few weeks. For cases to be resolved this quickly, they will usually be for more minor injuries and, therefore, smaller compensation amounts. If you are claiming a smaller amount of money, there is less incentive for the other side to reduce your claim through lengthy negotiations. Personal injury compensation claims that are resolved this quickly as also the ones where the other side accept liability almost immediately, removing the need for evidence gathering and offering proof, both of which take time.
If you are unlucky enough to have a very complicated case, for example if multiple people were to blame for what happened, or if your accident resulted in very serious injuries and there are complex negotiations as to the amount of compensation that is appropriate, your case can take significantly longer to be resolved. Cases that have to go to court are the longest compensation cases.
Can I Make My Forklift Accident Compensation Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
No-one wants to have to pay out a large, up-front payment just to try to get the justice they are entitled to, and this is even more important if you are suffering financial difficulties following your forklift accident. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis whenever possible.
Our no win no fee agreements mean that you can get the best legal advice and assistance, without having to pay anything up front. You will only pay for our services once we have obtained the compensation you deserve. If we are unsuccessful in obtaining compensation for you, you won’t have to pay anything. We also cap our fees as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always be significantly better off as a result of winning your compensation claim and that you will always receive the lion’s share of your payment.
Although we do our best to offer a no win no fee payment option to as many of our clients as possible, there are a few situations in which we are not able to do so. If this is the case for you, we will make sure that you understand that in advance, and will discuss other possible funding arrangements with you to ensure that you can afford the legal help you need.
If you are thinking about making a forklift accident compensation claim, we want to help you. Call us or claim online now and let our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
Will I Be Left With Large Bills For My Forklift Accident If I Lose?
Absolutely not. The most important thing about making a no win no fee forklift accident compensation claim is that you are not taking any financial risk whatsoever. This is important, otherwise only the very rich would feel able to make personal injury compensation claims, and those who may need the money most would be unable to get the help they need. If we are unable to win your compensation claim on your behalf, you won’t owe a penny.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Forklift Accident Claim?
Compensation claims for forklift accident should be made as soon as possible after the accident or injury that led to them. Except in extremely exceptional circumstances, all claims should be made within 2 years of the accident. If you are coming close to the two year time limit, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.
In a few cases, there might be an advantage to waiting before making your compensation claim following your accident. This is usually the case when it is not clear that you have had all of the symptoms that you will experience or when it is not certain how complete your recovery might be. Talking with our personal injury specialists should still be your first priority, however, as we can then give you the legal advice you need to make the best decisions for you.
How Do Forklift Accident Compensation Claims Work?
To make your forklift accident personal injury compensation claim, you will follow a simple process.
The first thing to do before starting your forklift accident compensation claim is to make sure that you have arranged the legal support and advice that you will need. To discuss your claim and your options, call us or claim online. Working with our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors gives you the best possible chance of getting the compensation payment you deserve.
Working on your behalf, we write to the person responsible for your forklift accident (this person is often known as the respondent). In this letter, we explain that you are claiming compensation for your injuries and that you believe that they were at fault. We ask them to accept responsibility (the legal term for this is accepting liability) for what happened and give them a deadline by which to inform us if they disagree.
If the other party refuses to accept liability, we will attempt to prove that you are correct. We will seek out evidence and supporting testimony and we will make the strongest case we can. For accidents at work, it is usually very easy to demonstrate that your employer did not take sufficient steps to protect you.
When the other side have agreed that they are liable for your personal injury compensation claim, we will then begin to negotiate the settlement (this is how much money you will be given). We will make sure that you know about every offer that is made, and also whether we believe that it is a fair offer or not. The decision as to whether or not to accept an offer of compensation will always be yours, but we will help you and give you the information you need to be confident in your decision.
In the unusual situation that it is not possible to reach agreement, either because the other party refuses to accept that they are liable, or because it is not possible to find a compensation amount that both parties will accept, it may be necessary to go to court to resolve your personal injury compensation claim. This is very rare, and we will support you throughout the process if it does turn out to be necessary.
How To Start Your Forklift Accident Compensation Claim
Making a forklift accident claim can seem daunting. It can be hard to decide whether to go ahead with making a claim, and you may be unsure who to trust. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to make their forklift accident compensation claims.
If you are considering making a forklift accident compensation claim, the first step is to call us to see how we can help. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits you. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
When we talk to you about your forklift accident, we are trying to ensure that we understand all of the details of your forklift accident compensation claim. Important details include who you believe was to blame for what happened to you, the ways that your forklift accident has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. This allows us to give you accurate estimates of the likelihood of winning your case, as well as a personalised estimate as to how much compensation you are likely to receive.
What Do I Need To Know To Make A Forklift Accident Claim?
Following a forklift accident, many people are left unsure as to whether they are entitled to make a compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements for making a forklift accident compensation claim, but they are very straightforward and most people will find that they do qualify.
The first essential feature of a forklift accident compensation claim is that you must have experienced a forklift accident and that you must have suffered an injury. You are not able to make a compensation claim if you have not experienced any negative consequences. You are able to claim if you trip over some cracked paving and hurt yourself, but you are not able to claim if you stumble slightly over the same paving slab but do not injure yourself.
The second aspect to consider is who you believe is to blame for what happened to you. If you want to make a forklift accident compensation claim, you will need to claim against a person or organisation. You will need to show that they had some kind of responsibility for your welfare. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer has this kind of legal responsibility. As a result, you are almost always able to make a compensation claim for accidents that occurred in the workplace.
The person responsible for your forklift accident must also have been in a position to foresee what happened to you. This is not the same as them actually knowing that it would happen, but what happened must be something that they could have predicted, if they had thought about health and safety matters seriously enough.
Finally, you should consider whether any safety measures they put in place to protect you were sufficient. If no steps were taken to keep you safe, or to minimise the severity of any injuries you might sustain, you are very likely to be able to make a compelling compensation claim. Even if some measures were taken, you are still able to claim if these were inadequate.
If you have suffered a forklift accident and you would like to discuss the possibility of making a claim, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day to help answer your questions and assist with your claim.
What Should You Do After Your Forklift Accident?
Many of our clients ask us for advice as to what they should in the period immediately following a forklift accident. It should go without saying that your first priority must always be to make sure that you are safe from any further harm and also that you have all the medical help you need. Once this has been done, there are several things you can try to do that might help support any eventual forklift accident compensation claim.
It is essential that you make sure that you remember clearly all of the circumstances surrounding your forklift accident. The more details you are able to provide, the better your evidence will be. Writing down exactly what happened and the circumstances that led to your forklift accident, especially if you can do it soon afterwards, can help you to remember far more details and it can also be used as further evidence.
You might also want to make sure that you have the names and addresses of anyone who saw what happened. This is important as it will help us to have evidence to support your description of what happened, and can be vital in making a strong case. You are welcome to get a written statement from them, but we are also able to do this for you if you would prefer.
If you are able to, it can also be very helpful to collect photographs or videos of the area where your forklift accident occurred. Taking these with your phone, especially if you have some form of geotagging enabled, as this provides additional proof that the pictures were taken when and where you say.
Whilst these things can help with your forklift accident compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your forklift accident. The most important step, however, is to call us or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your forklift accident compensation claim.
How Personal Injury Solicitors Can Help With Your Forklift Accident Claim
We are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a forklift accident compensation claim. The most important thing is that we are available to you, 24 hours per day. This means that you can always access the legal help that you need. If you have a question about your forklift accident compensation claim, or if you are considering starting a claim, call us or claim online and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
Our experienced forklift accident claims specialists will take the time to listen carefully when you explain what has happened to you. We know that your situation is unique, and we want to make sure that we understand the circumstances surrounding your forklift accident, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your forklift accident has impacted your life. This means that we are able to give you the personalised care and legal advice that you deserve.
Working with our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors means that we will be able to take over the vast majority of the admin and paperwork. We know that the time following a forklift accident can be stressful, so we complete almost all of the forms for you.
Our team are here 24 hours per day to help with your forklift accident compensation claim.
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