Work accidents happen every day. Especially in commercial or industrial settings where heavy equipment and power industrial trucks like forklifts are used, workers can suffer serious, career ending injuries.
Workplace Area Issues Which Commonly Contribute to Forklift Accidents
In many situations involving a forklift accident, workplace area issues contributed to the happening of the accident. The following are common causes of forklift accidents:
- aisles not wide enough for forklift maneuvering,
- crowded aisles,
- lighting/visibility issues,
- pedestrian traffic in the work area,
- ramp conditions, and
- loading dock conditions.
When these kinds of issues lead to a workplace accident, the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey may allow injured workers to make third party claims for pain and suffering damages as well as medical bills and lost wages. These kinds of claims can be made against contractors and subcontractors, or other non-employer parties. While workers’ compensation is likely to provide medical and wage loss/disability benefits, workers’ compensation does not provide pain and suffering damages. Therefore a third party claim is important to receive maximum compensation for serious injuries. Click here to read more about forklift accident lawsuits in PA or NJ.
Workers injured in forklift accidents in Pennsylvania or New Jersey should have their cases evaluated by a workplace accident lawyer with experience handling forklift accident cases.
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- Forklift Accident Lawsuit Claims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
To submit your case for review by our PA and NJ forklift workplace accident lawyers, call Click To Call. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.
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