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Pennsylvania Forklift Accident Lawyer: Help After an Injury

Forklift accidents can cause serious injuries to operators and others working around the machinery. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a forklift accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney to learn about your legal rights.

Lawsuits for Forklift Accidents

Forklifts are a valuable machine in moving freight, heavy equipment, heavy cargo, and inventory around a warehouse, grocery store, construction sites, retail stores, distribution centers, or other facilities. If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be left with questions like:

  • Can I sue if I was injured in a forklift accident?
  • What happens if my loved one was killed by a forklift?
  • Who is liable in forklift accident lawsuits?
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Pennsylvania has many businesses that utilize forklifts and unfortunately, accidents do happen when working with large machines. Injuries can be severe or even lead to death, and you may be able to recover compensation.

If you have been injured, call our experienced forklift accident lawyers for a free consultation to learn more about filing a lawsuit.

Attorneys To Help After Forklift Accident Operator Injuries

Forklifts have been known to cause thousands of injuries every year across the United States, even leading to wrongful deaths. The US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that almost 100 people are killed in forklift accidents every year. Accidents or poorly maintained vehicles can lead to serious crush injuries or even death.

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Causes of Forklift Accidents

Forklifts or other types of lift trucks are designed to transport heavy items for short distances. Some common causes of accidents include:

  • Collisions with other forklifts
  • Hitting pedestrians
  • Tipping over
  • Running into objects
  • Falling objects from the forklift
  • Malfunctions of the equipment or defective parts
  • Missing safety protection or rollover protection system (ROPS)

Forklifts can weigh up to 9,000 pounds before carrying anything, and their weight distribution when loaded is often uneven. This distribution and combination of heavy machine and load can often lead to serious accidents and tip-overs. Often the materials being transported can disrupt the eyesight of the forklift operator, which means it is very important to be aware of the machine. The brakes are also usually only in the front of the forklift, so while they do not move at great speeds, it may be difficult for the operator to break quickly.

Rights Of Forklift Operators

As a forklift operator, you have legal rights after being injured. Accidents occur when using industrial equipment but it is important to determine your rights by speaking with an attorney to ensure full compensation for your injuries is awarded.

Our attorneys will examine the workplace, accident, and forklift injuries demanding answers. Some common things we investigate include:

  • Compliance with OSHA forklift safety standards
  • Were employees properly trained in forklift operations
  • Was the forklift properly maintained
  • Was the forklift used as elevated work platforms
  • Are the correct driver and rollover protection systems in place?
  • What are operation procedures at the workplace?

OSHA and Federal law prohibit anyone under the age of 18 to operate a forklift. In addition, forklift operators must have proper training and certification to be able to use the equipment.

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Frequently Asked Questions Around a Forklift Accident Lawsuit

Our local Pennsylvania attorneys and Philadelphia forklift accident lawyer have answered some common questions our law firm receives about forklift accidents. If you still have questions regarding your forklift injury and legal options you may have, call today for a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

Who is Liable for A Forklift Accident?

Many forklift accidents only result in workers compensation being paid out because those injured in forklift accidents do not seek to speak with an experienced attorney. A forklift injury lawyer will be able to determine who is liable and provide legal advice for injured workers.

An employer may be liable for workers compensation claims, but a third party may be held liable for other accidents relating to the injuries sustained by the forklift. Our forklift accident lawyers offer a free consultation to determine what route is best for your claim.

What Does Compensation From a Forklift Accident Lawsuit Cover?

Most work accidents allow for you to collect workers compensation benefits but this often doesn't cover many expenses you may incur. In a forklift lawsuit, our personal injury lawyers will investigate if a third-party claim is possible to award full monetary compensation you deserve.

In forklift cases our attorneys fight for compensation for your injuries to cover:

  • Medical benefits or expenses not covered by workers compensation
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Cost of rehabilitation and physical therapies
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of a loved one if the accident resulted in death
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How Much Are Forklift Accident Cases Worth?

Each forklift accident is different in the monetary compensation awarded. Workers compensation benefits may be awarded but it is important for your forklift accident lawyer to fully investigate to determine if a third-party claim is possible to award full financial compensation.

Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Third-Party for My Forklift Accident?

Yes, third-party lawsuits may be filed against someone who is not your employer but who may be responsible for the accident. This may include the manufacturer if there were a defect in the machinery, a property owner if there were dangerous conditions on the property or another person who may have caused the accident. Our accident lawyers would investigate

Contact a Local PA Forklift Accident Lawyer

Injured workers involved in accident involving a forklift should contact one of our personal injury lawyers who have experience in forklift lawsuits. Serious injury and growing medical expenses can occur after bein injured by heavy equipment. Many workers do not know they may be able to seek compensation outside of workers comp.

If you or a family member was seriously injured, contact us today for your confidential consultation where you can speak with an experienced forklift injury lawyer. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible as there is a statute of limitations in filing a claim. If you are unsure, our attorneys will be able to explain what this means in regards to your accident and timeline.

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1067 Mansion Lane
Garnet Valley, PA 19060
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Phone: (610) 549-4218
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630 Fairview Rd #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
VJRW+GX Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 229-7624
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495 Thomas Jones Way #304-C
Exton, PA 19341
28FW+6M Exton, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 214-4985
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1142 Hamilton St #102
Allentown, PA 18102
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Phone: (610) 596-9369
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3301 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
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Phone: (267) 332-1769
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3400 Aramingo Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134
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Phone: (267) 277-2890
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352 Church Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144
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Phone: (445) 200-5285
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5327 Walnut St #201
Philadelphia, PA 19139
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Phone: (267) 313-5200
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Upper Darby, PA 19082
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Phone: (610) 596-1069
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6720 Old York Rd #102
Philadelphia, PA 19126
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Norristown, PA 19401
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Philadelphia, PA 19151
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Paoli, PA 19301
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Bala Cynwd, PA 19004
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Bensalem, PA 19020
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Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Hatboro, PA 19040
5W5F+92 Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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Jenkintown, PA 19046
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Kutztown, PA 19530
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Langhorne, PA 19047
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Newtown Square, PA 19073
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Pottstown, PA 19464
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Reading, PA 19601
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