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Imperium Law win compensation for forklift driver injured in a fall at work.

You are entitled to make a claim for an injury suffered at work if the accident was not your fault.

To find out if you have a case for compensation call our injury team on 0800 633 5730.

Claim case details.

Mr Y, a forklift driver from Leicestershire, was injured in an accident at work in December 2012.

Mr Y had been working the night-shift when he had an accident in which he sustained a broken elbow and suffered a sprained wrist.

He had been asked for help by a colleague who had been experiencing a problem with a task he was performing. After helping his colleague resolve his problem he turned to walk back to his work area.

Unfortunately while he had been assisting his colleague a forklift had been parked behind him with raised forks. As he turned to walk off, he tripped and fell over the forks which were raised to shin height, he fell to the floor suffering injury.

He contacted our work injury team to make a claim for his pain & suffering and for his loss of earnings after having to take time off work.

We were able to investigate to establish the facts of his accident proving that his employer was a fault. We were able to show the forklift had been moved while he had been busy helping a colleague, and that because the yard where he was working was poorly lit it was impossible for him to see the vehicle's raised forks as he turned to walk away.

We were able to prove his employer's liability and a settlement was agreed totalling £7,500, which was made up of £2,000 for his loss of earnings and £5,500 for his pain and suffering.

If you have been hurt in a similar accident at work, our solicitors can review your case and advise if you have a valid claim for compensation.

Claiming for a workplace injury.

Your employer is required by law to keep you safe from harm at work, and if they fail to do so and you suffer injury as a result of negligence you are entitled to seek compensation.

After suffering injury at work you should make sure that your accident has been reported and has been correctly entered into the company accident at work report book. This can help your case should you make a future claim against your employer.

When making a claim you have 3 years from the date of your accident, however doing so in a timely manner means the incident and facts of the case are fresh in everyone's mind.

To find out if you can make a claim and to see what similar claims have paid out, call us at Imperium on 0800 633 5730.


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