Compensation for a Pallet Truck Accident

If you work in the manufacturing or distribution industry, chances are that you are very familiar with the use of pallet trucks. Frequently used in delivery, they are a great way of loading and unloading stock, allowing them to be easily transported and then placed into shops as needed. With fully trained drivers and staff members, they can be an effective method of moving stock around in a safe and effective manner.

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Unfortunately sometimes through the fault of an individual or a business, accidents happen while using pallet trucks. If you find that you have been the victim in this type of scenario then you could look to make a compensation claim to recoup any financial damages that you have accordingly incurred. 

What are some common problems which can occur as a Pallet Truck Driver?

Pallet trucks are generally safe pieces of equipment, but even so if you are a driver of a pallet truck there are still potential problems which can occur. Unloading and loading items onto a pallet is perhaps one of the most dangerous elements of any pallet truck job and if the pallets were to fall, or items were to fall from the pallets then you could find yourself seriously injured as a result. 

Accidents could also happen when you are loading and unloading the pallets onto or off the truck and this generally occurs through the use of a forklift truck which may or may not have been used correctly. 

Where could I look to make a compensation claim?

If you are looking to make a compensation claim then there are a number of situations where you could potentially consider this and these include:

  • Claims for the negligence of other staff members
  • Claims for inadequate training of staff members
  • Claims for failure to train staff adequately
  • Claims for poor health and safety standards
  • Claims for poorly manufactured pallets.

Can I work with Manners Pimblett in this situation?

If you have been injured in these circumstances then you could find that you have been left with fairly substantial injuries, as a result you may look to make a compensation claim. For more information or to know more about what you could be entitled to, contact the team at Manners Pimblett today on 0845 077 0772.

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