Two construction workers were injured in separate workplace accidents only a few kilometres apart.
It is believed that the first work place accident occurred early in the morning when a 30-year-old man was seriously injured after falling about nine metres from a forklift truck (further reading click on accident at work fall from height regulations).
The injured employee was transported to hospital where he remained hospitalised and treated for two broken ribs and internal bleeding among other injuries which are described as minor.
In a separate incident a 55-year-old worker fell about two metres from scaffolding that was set up inside a five-metre-deep hole on a construction site. The worker heard a sound coming from above, looked above and lost his footing (again for specific information regarding falls from height at work see accident at work fall from height regulations).
The worker was also transported to hospital and suffered back and neck injuries.
Due to this incident, the injured employee could be entitled to submitting an accident at work claims against his employer.
Forklift truck accidents at work happen daily, the accident is not always down to the driver of the vehicle. It is often workers/visitors who work close to the forklift truck that can be in danger and suffer an injury as a result.
If you have been involved in a forklift truck accident at work, then contact our specialist lawyers who have over 20 years experience in these claims.
Slips, Trips and Falls can occur almost anywhere within the workplace, they are the most common cause of accidents and injury in the workplace.
It is estimated 80 workers are injured every day due to a slip, trip or fall accident at work.
Have you had an accident at work and are wondering if you can make an accident at work claims? Then contact one of our specialist lawyers who are happy to help.