Forklifts are one of the workhorses of the construction industry. They are everywhere on all types of construction sites, from commercial skyscrapers to road repair operations. Used correctly and carefully, they can accomplish tasks that no other machine can accomplish. However, they also cause numerous injuries every year. When an accident with a forklift causes injury or death, it is important to consult an experienced construction accident lawyer to learn about your rights. You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
Experienced New York Injury Lawyers
At the New York law firm of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys handle all types of construction accident injury cases, including those stemming from forklift accidents. We understand the relevant laws and build strong cases that we are always prepared to take to trial if necessary to obtain the compensation for our injured clients. Each of our principal lawyers has more than 25 years of experience advocating for clients injured in construction accidents.
Filing Personal Injury Claims for Injured Workers
Our attorneys advocate for clients in personal injury cases. Because New York workers’ compensation may not cover all the expenses of an injured worker, our attorneys file third-party personal injury lawsuits against the party liable for the accident. This could include the forklift manufacturer, an outside forklift maintenance company, a subcontractor, or other entity or individual who is not the injured person’s employer. It could also include an outside trainer who failed to properly stress forklift safety.
Examples of Forklift Accidents
Forklift tip-overs are common accidents, occurring because the forklift was improperly loaded or designed in such a way to become easily unbalanced. Design and manufacturing errors such as this are frequently cited as causes of forklift accidents and injuries. There may be no cab door to protect the operator. Subcontractors may fail to properly train forklift operators or remove warning signs installed in the cab area. These types of incidents may result in injury to the operator of the forklift or to persons in the area.
Contact a New York Forklift Accident Attorney
We offer complimentary consultations and charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for our injured clients. To learn more about our forklift injury attorneys and to schedule an appointment, call us at 212-221-5999 or email us.