Two North Jersey men were injured in a forklift accident Monday morning at a granite company. While loading granite onto a forklift, one man became trapped underneath the granite. The forklift driver got out of the forklift and attempted to help, and both men were run over by the forklift. Fortunately, no one was killed.
These kinds of forklift accidents are quite common. This year alone, there have been multiple injuries and deaths around the country involving forklift accidents at work. In March, a woman was killed at a terminal in Georgia when she was struck by a forklift. Whether at marine terminals, factories or industrial plants, forklift use is very common and very dangerous. For more information about forklift accidents at work, click here.
In many forklift accident situations, other parties may be at fault for the accident. For instance, forklift operating companies or forklift maintenance companies may be at fault.
Having a case evaluated and investigated by a work accident lawyer is very important, and most such lawyers will perform these kinds of evaluations at no-cost to the injured worker. Instead, most work accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they receive a fee when and if the worker receives compensation. Read more about how personal injury lawyers are paid.
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Workplace Forklift Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania & New Jersey
Our experienced work accident lawyers have represented many workers who were injured in forklift accidents. In fact, earlier this year, our lawyers represented a New Jersey dock worker who was severely injured in a forklift accident. We sued the forklift operating company, New York Shipping Association, for having policies which violated OSHA forklift operator training requirements. The case settled for nearly $3 million with additional, confidential amounts against other defendants.
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Published: October 10, 2012
*Source: www.northjersey.com, Two men injured in accident at Paterson company that makes granite, October 8, 2012