Forklifts and lift trucks are common pieces of equipment used on many different job sites around the world. When used properly, forklifts can make short work of loading and unloading heavy, difficult containers, pallets, and more. However, sometimes these lift trucks can cause serious injuries if not serviced properly or driven by experienced professionals.
Workers are entitled to a safe workplace. When another's negligence leads to a forklift accident, the injured party should never be the one left holding the bill. There are federal standards in place to ensure the safety of employees at all job sites. If a company violates their duty to keep the workplace safe, then they could be held responsible for any injuries they cause.
The Occupational Safety & Heath Administration (OSHA) has laid out regulations for the operation of forklifts and lift trucks, including:
When forklift accidents happen, they cause many different types of injuries, including:
Sometimes accidents cause more than just injuries – sometimes they rob us of our friends and loved ones. Losing a family member after an accident is devastating, frustrating, and completely life-changing.
It can be difficult to understand what steps to take and who's responsible. With over 30 years of experience, our law firm is standing by to help you through this difficult time.
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Forklifts are mainstays on many job sites, including:
If you've been injured in a forklift accident, our team of legal professionals can help you get the compensation you deserve. It's always free to speak with us, and there's never an obligation to hire our law firm.
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