Forklift truck accident at work causes driver back and neck injuries

Forklift in warehouse

Mr M. was working as a forklift driver. The foreman of the construction site overloaded Mr M.'s forklift, causing it to topple over and come to rest in a ditch.

Mr M. injured his neck and back as a result of the accident.

Impact of forklift accident

Mr M. developed a phobia of operating forklift and other building site machinery as a result of the forklift accident.

He was unable to return to working on building sites and required to seek alternative employment.

Forklift accident claims

Mr. M. came to Digby Brown to make a forklift accident claim against his employer.

When our personal injury solicitors contacted the employer to make the claim, they received no response from the main contractor of the building site. As a result, a court action was raised.

Forklift accident compensation

The Defenders then made an offer of settlement of £11,500.

Digby Brown advised Mr M. that this offer should be rejected, which it was.

After negotiation, our solicitors obtained a settlement of £40,000 - almost 4 times the original offer!

Legal advice about a forklift accident claim

To speak to a legal advisor today for advice about a potential claim, please call us on 0333 500 5925.

Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form or text ‘help’ to 83100, and a legal advisor will contact you.

What our clients say about us

We put our clients at the centre of everything we do and are committed to providing the very best service. The hundreds of five star reviews we have received on Trustpilot is a reflection of this approach.

  • 5 stars
    Car accident, where I was non liable but suffered ...
    Michael -
  • 5 stars
    Tanya Kaur was my solicitor that dealt with my cla...
    James Hughes -
  • 5 stars
    Laura Wilson was the solicitor for me in regards t...
    Iain -
  • 5 stars
    First class service from Sarah in the Inverness of...
    R M -
  • 5 stars
    After my car accident in March I contacted Digby B...
    Mrs Stewart -
  • 5 stars
    Following injuries sustained in a car accident, I ...
    AP -
  • 5 stars
    Dealt with David Henderson who was superb. He was ...
    Stuart Walton -
  • 5 stars
    I had my two front teeth broken by ceral product a...
    Michael Oconnell -
  • 5 stars
    I suffered both physical and mental trauma when I ...
    Kathryn Collyer -
  • 5 stars
    Following a slightly ‘tricky’ redundancy I decided...
    Susan Todd -
  • 5 stars
    many thanks for your help and the swift outcome, i...
    Ricky -
  • 5 stars
    My experience from start to finish was brilliant ....
    Kerry dickson -
Woman getting legal advice from solicitor

Thinking of making a claim?

Digby Brown's highly trained and experienced team will give you all the support you need.

Piggby bank with money going into it

How your case is funded

Don't be worried about the cost of legal advice. We will fully explain how your claim will be funded.

Hands in the air to ask a questions

Frequently asked questions

Digby Brown are here to help. Here are some answers to some of your frequently asked questions.


0333 200 5926

Monday to Friday: 8am - 7pm 

Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

(Please note, local rate, even from mobile)

Email enquiry form

Complete our enquiry form and we will strive to reply within 24 hours

Follow us