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    Hello everyone I have a question on a workplace accident. My foot was run over by a forklift and it resulted in the amputation of all toes on one foot I had zero fault for the accident and I believe the forklift driver was on drugs at time of accident
    . My question is do I have a case? My life has been drastically changed and struggle doing every day things and if so how much would a case such as mine bring? Thanks and any help would be appreciated
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  • #2
    Do you have a union that can assist you?
    You can't prove that the forklift driver was on drugs, but can say you think they were driving it whilst impaired.
    Get all your documentation together and speak to a personal injury solicitor or a workplace accident solicitor.
    Your firm should have logged all the details of the accident in an official log, ask for a copy.
    Your damages would be based on what you were able to do before the accident and cannot do now. E.G A ballerina would get more compensation than a housewife as they would take into account the loss of future earnings.
    Check your household/car insurance, if you have any, as they sometimes cover you for personal injury.
    Hope this is of use to you.
    Good luck with this.

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    • #3
      Thank you for your reply no I don't have a union but the driver of the forklift was drug tested as was I because of being involved in a workplace accident and the driver was let go for failing?

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      • #4
        Get the report and get onto a accident solicitor. Check your insurance as mentioned above.
        If the ddriver was let go for failing a drugs test there is reason to believe thay were impaired. You need to do this as as soon as possible.

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