Getting hurt while working with commercial equipment and heavy machinery, like a forklift, can leave you with long-term injuries and mounting medical expenses. If your injuries were caused by another’s negligence, don’t let them to get away with not taking responsibility for their actions.
Consult with a forklift accident lawyer in Florida who can help pursue justice for you and compensation for your injuries. Get help by contacting our firm, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, at 1-800-747-3733. We will review your forklift accident case in Florida at no cost to you and recommend the next steps.
Types of Forklift Accidents
Job site accidents, such as forklift-related accidents, can cause life-changing injuries that can devastate you and your family. Our legal team has represented clients in cases where they were injured by:
- Falling from forklifts
- Getting crushed by forklifts
- Getting struck by falling loads from forklifts
- Malfunctioning forklifts
Our firm fights for the rights of forklift accident victims in Florida. Call 1-800-747-3733 so we can begin a free, no-obligation review of your case.
Causes of Forklift Accidents
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we have seen forklift accidents caused by a variety of operational, occupational, and behavioral influences. The causes include:
- Improper training of employees
- Erratic or reckless driving
- Inadequately maintained equipment
- Failing to follow use policies and procedures
- Operating forklifts at excessive speeds
- Operating without knowing the load capacity
- Failing to properly communicate with fellow employees
- Operating with an unsecured load
In attempt to finish a job quickly, some workers use forklifts to move excessive loads, making the powered industrial truck unstable and more likely to tip. Tipping a forklift can throw the operator from the truck or crush or trap another worker at the site.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires any defective forklift or one that requires repairs to be out of use until problems are addressed. Also, OSHA requires forklifts to be inspected daily for things such as:
- Cracks or leaks
- Proper fluid levels
- Functional safety devices
- Fork conditions
Failure to take these actions and adhere to other federal guidelines are in violation of OSHA standards and may be considered negligence.
Associated Risks of Using Forklifts
Then, there are other risks and dangers associated with operating, managing, and maintaining this type of equipment, which is used to lift and move heavy loads safely, such as:
- Forklifts weigh thousands of pounds, so they can be difficult to maneuver
- Forklifts are difficult to stop since they only have front brakes
- Forklifts can tip over easily due the truck’s uneven weight distribution
Contact our forklift accident lawyers in Florida, who can help hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. Let us use our skills and experience to work for you. Call our firm at 1-800-747-3733 to get a free, no-obligation case consultation today.
Common Types of Forklift Injuries
Fortunate victims walk away with cuts, bruises, and maybe simple broken bones following a forklift accident. Some forklift accidents, however, result in more serious injuries, even death:
- Partial and full paralysis
- Bone fractures
- Soft tissue damage
- Brain damage
Potential Damages Recovered from a Forklift Accident
Serious and long-term injuries devastate the victim and her family members. A forklift accident lawyer in Florida can help seek damages for your injuries and suffering. Victims may recover damages for:
- Lost current and future income
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
- Chronic pain
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Our firm, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, fights for the rights of victims in Florida. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss the details of your case. There is no charge or obligation for the case consultation.
Why Retain a Forklift Accident Lawyer?
Once we receive your case, you can leave every detail to us, so you can focus on healing and getting your life back. After we discuss your case, we conduct a full investigation that may include:
- Talking to police and gathering relevant accident reports
- Talking to witnesses and recording statements
- Consulting with expert witnesses
- Speaking with medical professionals, including therapists and surgeons
Additionally, we negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. If we are unable to reach a settlement, our firm is prepared to take your fight to the courtroom.
We are passionate about protecting the rights and liberties of victims and their families. We work to get them equal access to justice, and never want our clients to feel outmatched or intimidated by the legal system. Our firm wants you to trust in our representation and feel comfortable talking to us about your concerns.
Consult with a forklift accident lawyer in Florida who can fight to get you fair compensation for your injuries. No matter the circumstances surrounding your forklift injury, we fight to pursue justice on your behalf. Call today at 1-800-747-3733 so we can begin discussing the details of your case.