While they may seem to be simple machines, there's a reason why forklifts are licensed vehicles. Forklifts are complex devices with a variety of functions and features that a licensed forklift driver is experienced with. Failing to understand these specifics – like the awkward center of gravity, or the reversed steering mechanism – can lead to terrible injuries.
Over the years we've seen many accidents related to faulty forklift operation or construction. If you've recently been involved in a forklift collision or incident, you may be suffering from one of the following injuries:
You may be covered to a certain degree by your worker’s compensation. But, what happens if the accident goes beyond the amount covered by your employer’s insurance? What if the accident falls outside the definition of a traditional "workplace injury"?
If your injuries were the result of negligence on the part of your employer, a third party contractor or the forklift manufacturer, then you may have ground to pursue legal action. But, it's up to you to take the first step. Call the Los Angeles construction accident attorneys at Kahn Roven, LLP today and schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
The number to call is (844) 9-INJURED.
The amount and type of compensation you may be eligible for after a forklift accident depends on the type of injuries you suffered and the degree of negligence involved. Unfortunately, given the design of these machines and the loads they handle, you could be facing any number of catastrophic injuries following your accident. While there's no way to say what your specific case may be worth, some of the more typical damages associated with such accidents include:
For more information on what you can sue for, contact Kahn Roven, LLP.
More than likely, your accident happened while you were on the job or at the job site. This being the case, your employer will be assisting you through their worker’s compensation insurance. Keep in mind that your employer’s insurer – and your employer – are both businesses. They'll try to hold onto as much money as possible and offer you the lowest settlement they can.
At Kahn Roven, LLP we've seen this behavior time and again. We're prepared to help you get exactly what your injuries are worth.
To schedule an appointment or to speak with a member of our personal injury team, call (844) 9-INJURED today.
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