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Pallet truck accident claims

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Pallet truck accident claims

In the UK, over 45% of pallet truck accidents occur within industrial working environments, with 42% of  accidents involving crush injuries.

Why pallet truck accidents happen

With over 50 years’ combined experience in accident at work compensation claims, our team of specialist solicitors have represented clients involved in pallet truck accidents caused by:

  • Failure to maintain and repair pallets
  • Handling issues when using European sized pallets for UK storage facilities
  • Poor design, construction or repair
  • Substandard handling techniques
  • Unsafe stacking, endangering driver and colleagues/visitors
  • Misuse of pallets

Common types of pallet truck accidents include:

  • Workers trapped by heavy pallet truck
  • Collisions between truck and another warehouse vehicle
  • Employees being run over by pallet truck
  • Goods falling from pallet truck

At Work Claims Bureau, our team of highly-qualified accident at work solicitors have successfully helped pallet truck accident  victims across the UK to receive compensation.

If you have been involved in a pallet truck accident that wasn’t your fault, contact us today to discover how much compensation we could help you  claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. Call 0161 813 2132 or, if you would like to request a call-back, complete the ‘Start Your Claim’ form.

Your Legal Entitlement

By law, every employer in the UK has a duty of care to their employees who operate pallet trucks and is legally required to:

  • Carry out regular risk assessments of the working environment
  • Ensure employees are provided with adequate training, safety wear and equipment
  • Ensure sign posts are visible in areas where pallet trucks are being operated
  • Ensure the working environment is clear, safe, and tidy
  • Ensure all pallet trucks are constructed to BS ISO 445 safety standards and fully maintained
  • Ensure the factory floor is clear and free from obstructions
  • It is also worth noting that every employee within your place of employment also has a duty of care to protect their colleagues and go about their daily activities in a safe and secure working environment.


Supporting a Claim for Pallet Truck accident

To support your solicitor in building a strong case, it is important to provide your solicitor with as much information as possible to prove the cause of the injuries you have suffered.

You should also provide your solicitor with the following information to support your claim:

  • The contact name, position and details of the person you reported the accident to
  • The details of the medical establishment you have attended for your injuries
  • The details of any witnesses who saw the accident occur
  • A copy of the incident report or record in the accident at work book
  • Any photographic evidence you may have taken, or are able to obtain that was taken at the scene of the accident
  • Any receipts for any costs of medical care or treatment you have required
  • The dates you have required off work to recover or receive treatment for your injuries
The more information and evidence we can get together at an early stage, the better.

Discover How Much Compensation You May Be Entitled To

We can help you to win the maximum compensation you deserve and will also support you with a claim for any losses you have incurred.