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Injured Forklift Operators

Typically used in construction sites, factories, and warehouses are forklifts to transport and load heavy materials.

In order to safeguard individuals operating in the area, drivers of forklifts must acquire the proper training related to safe loading and operation techniques, along with ways to caution others around them.

Forklift accident attorneys commit to protect your legal rights; they take all the necessary measures to make certain for sustained injuries you attain maximum compensation.

Attorneys have prosecuted successfully forklift cases for injured forklift operators. Thus, they can do the same for your legal case.

Immediately contact a work injury attorney for legal options and a review of your case for full financial recovery.

When forklift operators neglect to adhere to required safety protocols or keep a vigilant watch for other individuals in the area, there is an increase in risk of certain kinds of forklift injuries, such as: hitting other individuals with the forklift or load in the area; before checking are, crushing injuries from setting down a load; due to an imbalance of loads, or pallets not on forks completely, dropping loads; and a neglect to warn other individuals that they are operating a forklift in the area.

The injuries sustained by accidents on forklifts can be catastrophic, provided the weight and size of forklifts and loads.

Pinning and crushing type of injuries sustained are among the more severe injuries which tend to cause forklift accidents, and result frequently in disability, permanent injuries, and fatalities.

An estimated 100 workers, according to labor statistics, lose their lives because of forklifts. Approximately 20,000 workers sustain critical injuries in the United States every year. In fact, overturns are among the leading causes of forklift deaths, which accounts for about 25% of all fatalities on a forklift.

Role of OSHA in Forklift Accidents

OSHA, or Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has come to recognize the hazards associated with forklifts. There are a number of statutory requirements in relation to the training of forklift operators, and the operation generally of these machines.

Personal injury attorneys regularly make reference to applicable references by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration pertaining to driver training and operation to assist in the prosecution regarding injured forklift operators.

If you or a loved one sustained an injury due to a forklift accident, you have the legal right to recover damages for forklift-related injuries.

An experienced attorney has litigated cases for critical forklift injuries that involve crushed workers, and other kinds of life-altering injuries. He or she will understand your concerns when the negligence of a forklift driver results in an injury.

Attorneys, furthermore, are aware that many forklifts are maintained and designed poorly.

Work injury accident attorneys can go ahead with a lawsuit for a defective product against the maintenance service company or manufacturer that inappropriately serviced or designed the machine.

Attorneys are present to assist injured forklift operators. They understand that not one of us can anticipate the occurrence of an accident.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797. 


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