How Can a Forklift Accident Lawyer Attorney Help Me
Our Team of Forklift Accident Lawyers Can Calculate and May Be Able to Recover Monetary Damages For You
If you are injured in a forklift accident, the defendants are not only liable for medical expenses. You may be able to recover any of the following:
- Lost wages
- Compensation for your diminished earning capacity
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- The cost of medication
- The cost of physical therapy
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Compensation for any loss of the enjoyment of life
If a loved one was injured or killed in a forklift accident, you may be able to recover:
- Compensation for loss of consortium
- Compensation for wrongful death
- Funeral expenses
Our Forklift Accident Attorneys Can Determine Who Was at Fault
Forklift accidents can be caused by forklift drivers, pallet loaders, forklift manufacturers, forklift mechanics, job site supervisors or managers, or warehouse managers or owners. Our team of forklift accident lawyers will investigate and determine who was at fault for the accident and your injuries.
We’ve learned from developing and implementing the Safety System with OSHA that most forklift accidents could have been prevented by proper training, equipment maintenance, and adequate safeguards. This experience allows us to identify whomever was responsible for and failed to provide that training, maintenance, or safeguards.
Our Forklift Accident Lawyers Can Prove the Negligence or Fault of the Defendants
We will investigate thoroughly and employ experts to show that the defendants owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused your damages. We know how to monetize the intangible aspects of your damages and can get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of Injuries Caused By Forklift and Warehouse Accidents
Because of the size and weight of forklifts relative to other vehicles and to bystanders, they often result in catastrophic, life-changing workplace injuries. If a forklift is damaged, faulty, or improperly operated, the risk of serious injury to the driver, nearby workers, and nearby pedestrians is great. People injured by forklifts commonly suffer:
- Broken bones
- Ligament damage
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal bleeding
In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that from 2011 to 2017, 614 workers lost their lives in forklift-related incidents, and more than 7,000 nonfatal injuries causing loss of wages occur every year. That’s more than 19 people a day being injured by forklifts.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), nearly 20% of forklift accidents involve a pedestrian, and 36% of forklift-related deaths are pedestrians.