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Forklift accident claims

Forklift accident claim lawyers, covering Brisbane, Gold Coast & QLD

Forklifts are a valuable tool for most job sites. However, they present a number of risks if not used correctly. Have you recently endured a forklift injury through no fault of your own? You should seek medical care as quickly as possible and then start thinking about making a claim for compensation.  

Even though Workers Compensation Insurance can help, medical expenses can still be significant. That is where the Personal Injury Lawyers can assist you during a difficult time.

Work with someone who has the experience to lodge a comprehensive claim for your forklift accident claims. Our lawyers can help you achieve some reprieve during a difficult time. You won’t have anything to lose with a no win no fee guarantee.

How do forklift accidents happen?

There are several reasons why a forklift accident might take place. These can include:

Improper maintenance

A forklift has to be regularly maintained, serviced and inspected by qualified personnel. This is an employer’s duty of care. If an accident results due to improper maintenance, you have grounds for a forklift injury lawsuit.

No training

Inadequate training could also lead to a serious forklift accident. Construction companies may try to cut corners and costs by allowing anyone to operate a forklift. Legally, you need a High Risk Work licence (LF), to operate a forklift in Queensland. If an accident results due to lack of training or experience, your employer could be found negligent. 

Poor working conditions

Poor working conditions could also lead to a forklift accident.

This can include:

  • Ramps
  • Loud noises
  • Poor lighting
  • Narrow aisles
  • Poor cleaning
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Poorly designed warehouses


If you have recently suffered a forklift accident due to the negligence of your employer, you can
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What are common injuries sustained?

Forklift accidents can lead to a range of different injuries, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to fatalities. Here are some of the most common examples of forklift accident injuries:

Penetrating injuries

Some people suffer penetrating injuries that can result in permanent impairment. A penetrating injury takes place when something breaks the surface of the skin.

 

Bone fractures

Bone fractures can result from a forklift collision and rollovers. Some of the most common examples of bone fractures include broken legs, broken arms and a collarbone fracture. This type of injury can result in significant rehabilitation costs and an accident claim could help you recover compensation.
 

Head injuries

Head injuries are another common forklift injury. This can take place if someone falls out of a forklift or if they strike their head on the control panel. Some head injuries could lead to permanent disability. Therefore, it is important to file a claim as quickly as possible.

If you are a victim of a forklift accident, an attorney can help you seek compensation. You need to file your claim as quickly as possible, as strict time limits apply. 

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What factors impact a forklift accident claim?

You need to seek medical care as quickly as possible following your accident. This will help your recovery and support your claim for compensation. Then reach out to one of our Personal Injury Lawyers to help build your forklift accident claim

There are a number of factors that impact your claim. These can include:

  • The degree of impairment: the more severe degree of impairment, the larger your settlement will be. This is why you need to collect statements and medical records from your doctor and physicians. 
  • Lost future income: lost income plays a role in the size of your compensation. If you are hurt and unable to return to work, you might be entitled to compensation that replaces lost wages. 
  • Future medical expenses: if you require ongoing medication, therapy or rehabilitation following your injuries, this can increase your chances of compensation.

These are just a few of the most common factors that will impact your personal injury settlement. The more serious your pain and suffering is, the higher your payout could be.

Get help with your medical expenses

If you have been injured in a forklift accident, your physical, emotional and economic loss can be significant. That is why there are lawyers that work tirelessly on compensation claims to ensure you are supported during these difficult times. 

When choosing us as your forklift accident attorneys, we can help you on a no win, no fee basis. This means you won’t have to worry about legal fees until you have been awarded compensation. You can also use our compensation calculator for an estimate.

Call The Personal Injury Lawyers today

If you have been injured in a forklift accident, we are here to help you. We are experienced in this area of law and have many hundreds of reviews from real people to confirm this expertise. You can focus on getting back on your feet while we gather evidence and build a case that could see you financially reimbursed for the pain you suffered. 

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Compensation claims have time limits

There is often only a small window in which you can make a compensation claim. Even if you contributed to your injury, you may still have a claim well-worth pursuing.

There are no costs or obligations for you in our compensation lawyers helping you assess your compensation claim.

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