Forklift Accidents in New York

Personal Injury Lawyer

Suffering serious injury from a forklift accident can be a traumatic and debilitating thing. Taking into account the substantial weight and extreme heights involved in normal forklift activities, it is not surprising that accidents can cause very serious, and sometimes long-term damage to a person. A personal injury lawyer can handle your accident case and can seek the compensation you deserve for your case.

What are some common forklift injuries?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that about 11% of all forklifts in operation will be involved in some type of accident every year and thousands are seriously harmed in accidents annually.

Common types of forklift accidents include:

  • Ejection of drivers
  • Machines tipping over
  • Falling debris on the job site
  • Workers being pinned between forklifts and other surfaces
  • Unsafe elevation of workers
  • Unsafe path conditions
  • Collisions with pedestrians

Suffering injuries such as brain trauma, broken bones, concussions, and lacerations can make it very difficult to pay for the substantial medical bills.

The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, PC understands the anguish and anxiety that come into play when an injury keeps you from work and costs you thousands of dollars in medical bills. The firm is also ready to take legal action on your behalf against any negligent party.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury suit can fill in the gaps that a worker’s compensation award can leave. This may include compensation to pay for lost wages and medical expenses. Through a negligence claim, you can recover damages to help pay for things like diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and loss of support.

If you are injured in a forklift accident, call The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, PC right away to secure an experienced personal injury attorney who can fight for your restitution.

Give the firm a call and discuss your case with a seasoned legal advocate.