Forklift accidents are a common type of workplace accident at construction sites. A forklift accident may cause serious, debilitating injuries that result in permanent disability or even death. Although specific legal rights and the results one may be able to obtain may vary on a case-by-case basis, a forklift accident victim may be able to recover financial damages by way of a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim.
Have you or someone you love been injured in a forklift accident in California? A California workers compensation lawyer from our firm may be able to help you. Your initial consultation and case evaluation is free, and at that time we can review the circumstances of your accident and injuries to determine how we can help you. With our help, you may be able to recover the money you need for your medical bills as well as short-term or long-term disability benefits if you are unable to work. Our lawyers have over three decades of legal experience and take on forklift accident cases throughout all of the greater Los Angeles area.
There are numerous causes and types of forklift accidents. In some cases, the forklift may actually tip or roll over, due to a faulty design or excess load that leaves it unbalanced. The operator of a forklift may also be injured by a falling object or may fall from the vehicle if it is not properly equipped with restraints or armrests. In some situations, a forklift may be used to elevate a worker. This is an improper use and may cause serious injury if the forklift operator loses control.
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