Long Island Forklift Accident Lawyer
Forklift accidents are among the most common of construction site accidents, resulting in more than 20,000 injuries each year. When these accidents occur, serious injuries may take place warranting the attention of a Long Island construction accident attorney.
How Accidents Occur
Forklift accidents may occur when:
- A forklift runs into someone or pins them against a wall
- A forklift drops a load that is too heavy or not properly secured
- A forklift tips over
- A defective or improperly maintained forklift
- A fall due to the improper use of a forklift as an elevation device to lift workers rather than materials
- Insufficient training
- Poor conditions, such as vision obstructions, narrow or crowded space or unstable ground.
Each year thousands of workers suffer serious injury in forklift-related accidents and many of these workers sustain life long injuries. This may include amputations, crushed or broken bones, back and neck injuries, serious head injuries and, in worst cases, death.
What to Do if Involved in An Accident
If you or someone in your family was involved in a forklift accident, it is important to get immediate medical attention. It is also essential that the accident causes are investigated as soon as possible to preserve evidence and while possible witnesses’ memories are fresh. A reputable workplace accident lawyer will ensure that all avenues are investigated to determine who is at fault and will help document all medical and related expenses. Construction and worksites usually have a number of parties involved—contractors, sub-contractors, property owners—and you may be entitled to collect damages beyond worker’s compensation if another party is involved.
Our lawyers have been handling construction case accidents for more than 20 years. We have helped many satisfied clients collect high settlements and we will work to make sure you collect the maximum compensation you deserve. This may include medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and other expenses that result from the accident.
Consulting With an Attorney
To find out more about your accident and what we can do for you, contact our lawyers for a free consultation. We’ll sit down with you—no obligation, no fees—to discuss your case, answer any questions and explain what you can expect from the legal process.