Los Angeles Forklift Accident Attorneys
Injured by a Forklift? We Can Help!
A forklift is a piece of heavy machinery designed to lift and move heavy loads, especially in the manufacturing and warehousing industry. However, unlike most trucks or automobiles, forklifts are unique vehicles presenting special challenges. For one, they are heavier than an average vehicle, with most of the weight concentrated at the rear to counter the weight of the items being carried in front. Forklifts are also easier to tip over on a turn. When there are tall items to load, forklift operators might even have to drive backward, since their line of vision is obstructed by the load.
According to OSHA, forklift accidents account for over 34,900 serious workplace injuries each year. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a forklift, it is crucial you contact Adamson Ahdoot LLP immediately. With over 30 years of collective experience, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have been representing clients in a wide range of injury claims, including forklift accidents. As a client of the firm, you will be presented with all the legal options you have to ensure fair and favorable compensation for your medical fees, lost income, and more.
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Common Forklift Accidents
If you or a family member has been injured by a forklift while on the job, it is likely you are covered by your workers’ compensation benefits. This state-mandated compensation is a no-fault benefit, which means you don’t have to prove negligence was involved in the accident to receive the financial aid you need. There are situations, however, where you may be able to file for a separate injury claim against a third-party wrongdoer on top of your workers’ compensation claim.
These forklift accidents often involve third-party negligence, such as:
- Operator error, like when the forklift driver failed to follow safety rules
- Defective equipment
- Poorly designed warehouse or workspace
At Adamson Ahdoot LLP, our Los Angeles forklift accident attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine if third-party negligence is involved. We can then start building your case to ensure the responsible party will be held accountable for their actions.