You can make a forklift accident claim if you have been involved in an accident in Manchester involving a forklift truck. Oakwood Solicitors have an expert on their team who specialises in cases where a victim has been injured by a forklift truck.

 In Accidents In Public Places - Case Study

Mr T approached Oakwood Solicitors about making a claim for compensation following his accident at work. Due to the nature of his accident and the severity of the injuries he sustained Oakwood Solicitors were more than happy to assist Mr T in making a claim for compensation. Mr T suffered horrific chemical burns to his face neck and legs after he was involved in a forklift truck accident.

Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.

Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Oakwood Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim. Not all injuries are as severe as the ones Mr T suffered in his forklift accident; you can make a claim in Manchester no matter how big or small your case is.

Mr T had driven his forklift onto a lorry and was unaware that there was a bottle of sulphuric acid hiding in a dark corner. The bottle exploded onto him causing serious chemical burns. Even worse for poor Mr T the wounds became infected and he suffered cellulitis of the neck. Thankfully we were able to claim Mr T the compensation he deserved.

Your employer has got to provide you with a safe and secure working environment. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe in the workplace. The Health and Safety Act of 1974 is the primary piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety issues in the UK. It states your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work. A health and safety executive should be appointment within the business to oversee and manage all health and safety matters. Any safety issues should be reported immediately to the health and safety executive.

If you want to make a forklift accident claim in Manchester call Oakwood Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.

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