Am I entitled to make a forklift accident claim if a forklift pinned me against a wall? Although I miraculously did not sustain serious physical injuries beyond minor bruising, as I was spared the tines of the machine, I have recurring nightmares of the experience, and feel constantly anxious and upset by it.
You may be entitled to forklift accident compensation to address the psychological impact of the accident which resulted from negligence on the part of a responsible party. You would be suing the driver’s employer however, as this is the party liable for forklift accident compensation when someone is injured as a result of a poorly trained employee, a glitch in the forklift, or another issue which could have been avoided with the appropriate measures.
Although you may have not sustained physical injuries beyond minor bruising, psychological trauma resulting from the accident legally counts as an injury. As such, your claim for forklift accident compensation may be made to address the psychological impact of the accident. For example, if you find that you are now seeing a psychologist to deal with the effects of the trauma, or your ability to work or function as usual has been affected, you may pursue damages to address the issues (and costs) you are now facing as a result of your injury.
Following the accident, you should have ideally sought immediate medical assistance — from your general practitioner or a medical centre. This is an important step to detect a potential injury which may not be immediately apparent to you. Doctor visits are also duly noted in records which can later substantiate your claim for forklift accident compensation. Furthermore, any psychological treatment you may be undergoing will be recorded in your claim for forklift accident compensation, as it will help indicate the effects of the injury on your life.
To learn what you may be entitled to pursue in your claim for forklift accident compensation, you are encouraged to speak with a personal injury solicitor as soon as you can.