Miss T was awarded forklift injury compensation after she was involved in an accident in Manchester that was not her fault. The injuries that Miss T sustained required medical treatment.
Miss T was walking through the workshop at work when a forklift truck driver drove into the back of her. Miss T was struck hard from behind by the forklift truck and she sustained an injury to her leg. Miss T developed Achilles tendonitis in her heel as a result of the injury she sustained. Achilles tendonitis is very painful; the Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body and unfortunately is the tendon that takes the longest time to repair itself following an injury.
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 think you are entitled to forklift injury compensation following an accident in Manchester you should seek the help of the expert at Oakwood Solicitors who has dealt with numerous forklift claims already.
The specialist at Oakwood Solicitors has helped numerous clients claim compensation for accidents involving forklift trucks. At Oakwood we have found that the two main reasons accidents with forklift trucks happen are due to the trucks being defective and employers failing to rectify this or the drivers showing incompetence and employers failing to notice or act on this.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
If you want to claim forklift injury compensation in Manchester call Oakwood Solicitors today on: 0844 499 9302.