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Forklift Accidents Typically Result in Serious Injuries

Aug 27, 2014 | Under Work Related Accidents | Posted by | 0 Comments

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Forklift accidents occur often on construction sites, in warehouses, and in supply rooms across the Miami area. In the United States, over 85 workers are killed every year due to forklift accidents and nearly 35,000 are injured seriously. The majority of these forklift accidents occur when the forklift tips and crushes the operator.

Forklifts pose extreme dangers to operators, as well as pedestrians and other employees who are working nearby. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates forklift use throughout the United States and has strict rules and regulations regarding their use. Unfortunately, not all companies and manufacturing companies follow OSHA rules and regulations. When they fail to abide by OSHA rules and regulations regarding forklift use, dangerous forklift accidents can occur.

There are numerous types of forklift accidents that occur in Miami. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Driving forklift off of a loading dock
  • Forklift failing in between a dock and a trailer
  • Crashing forklift into another vehicle or into a piling or other stationary objects
  • Forklift driver inexperience
  • Forklift driver attempting to perform stunts
  • Unbalanced load causing forklift to tip
  • Not properly fastening items to a pallet
  • And more

If you are injured in a construction accident through no fault of your own, you may have cause to file a claim. Individuals who do not work for the company may file a personal injury claim, while injured workers may be able to file through their worker’s compensation program. The rules regarding when you can file a personal injury claim and when you must go through worker’s compensation are tricky. As such, it is important to have your case reviewed with an experienced Miami construction accident lawyer immediately. Your lawyer will be able to ensure that you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing a claim and will be able to ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.


Contact Miami Construction Accident Lawyer if you or someone you love has suffered any type of medical malpractice injury in Miami, Hollywood, West Palm Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida, you need an experienced Miami Personal Injury Lawyer on your side. Contact the Law Offices of Victor Dante to learn more about all of your legal options. Call us at 1-888-920-HURT or 305-949-2526 today to discuss your case.

 

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