Get the facts on forklift accidents in Buffalo, NY.
Forklifts (also known as lift trucks or powered industrial trucks) are used prevalently in the construction industry for moving heavy objects and raising, lowering or removing pallets and containers. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that forklifts cause approximately 85 fatal injuries each year. What’s more, approximately 35,000 forklift accidents result in serious injuries.
In order to help prevent forklift accidents, federal law mandates that no one under the age of 18 may operate a forklift. Additionally, anyone over 18 who operates a forklift must be properly trained and certified.
Some forklift accidents can be the result of OSHA violations at the construction site. However, many forklift accidents are caused by operator error and may be prevented with better training.
Common Forklift Accidents
- Vehicle tip-overs
- Falling loads
- Driving off a loading dock/platform
- Getting struck or run over by the lift
- Getting crushed or pinned between vehicles and surfaces
- Ejection of driver
- Unsafe elevation
Act quickly to get the fair compensation that you deserve.
Forklift accidents can cause serious injuries including internal injuries, organ damage, shoulder injuries and head injuries. Many forklift accident injuries result in lasting disabilities that can have a significant impact on your family and your future. With more than 50 years serving the organized labor industry, the attorneys at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria understand the complexities of forklift accidents in Buffalo, NY.
If you have been injured in a forklift accident, call 716 849 1333 today. You may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages. New York State Labor Laws also provide workers injured in forklift accidents with the ability to seek additional compensation from third parties whose negligence created the unsafe workplace conditions.
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has the knowledge and the resources to go up against the big insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve. And you’ll never pay a fee with Lipsitz Green until the firm wins the case.
Get personal attention in your forklift accident case.
The immediate pain and trauma following your accident is just the beginning. In the coming months, you will be dealing with medical bills, lost wages, lost benefits and the emotional stress that comes from an inability to support yourself and your family. Although the team at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria cannot take away your injury, they will work hard to take all of the other worries off of your shoulders. Get started with a simple phone call to 716 849 1333 today and learn more about the renowned attorneys at Lipsitz Green who are standing by to take your case.