Attorneys Skilled At Handling Forklift Accident Claims
Forklifts weigh three times as much as cars, do not have brakes and tip over easily. When accidents happen, they are serious. Individuals are frequently severely injured when they fall from a forklift or killed when pinned or crushed by a forklift. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for injured workers and bereaved family members to get the full compensation they do after a forklift accident.
If you or a family member has been injured in a forklift accident, retaining Davie & Valdez, P.C., provides you access to skilled, dedicated and compassionate Texas attorneys recognized within the legal industry. Construction site accident claims are complex and require representation based on a foundation of legal knowledge, specifically Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Common Causes Of Forklift Accidents
Operation of any type of forklift requires in-depth training and certification. After becoming certified, the operator must maintain the highest standards of safety under OSHA requirements. Specifically, operators must control their speed, prevent the forklift from falling over or striking other workers, and carry a properly braced and manageable load.
Tip-overs, crashes and ejections in standard forklifts, as well as mobile cranes, are often the result of careless operation. Sudden turns can result in the forklift and its load falling over. Speeding without paying attention to surroundings can result in catastrophic and deadly collisions.
Forklift accidents can also be caused by poor maintenance or a forklift being used when it is old and worn. A forklift missing vital safety features such as backup mirrors, alarms and horns puts everyone on a construction site at risk.
If you have been injured because of a defective forklift or a negligent operator, you have the right to seek compensation through your employer’s benefit plan, nonsubscriber insurance or a third-party personal injury claim. Our attorneys are more than equipped to take on more complex cases that involve more than one claim against multiple parties.
Hire An Accident Lawyer Who Knows How To Handle A Forklift Accident Claim
Make sure you are getting the compensation you deserve. If you were injured in a forklift or crane accident, contact our law firm at 915-838-1100. Based in El Paso, our firm represents individuals throughout Texas.
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