Forklift Accidents are Common in the Workplace

Philadelphia is home to many businesses, corporations, industrial plants, manufacturing plants, warehouses, grocery stores, home renovation stores, construction sites and even a few airports. A forklift is a very common piece of business machinery that can be found in each of these settings. As handy and practical as forklifts are they can also be a very dangerous piece of equipment. Forklift accidents can cause bodily injury and even death if they are not properly operated and maintained.

If you have been injured at work in a forklift accident please call the Delaware County forklift accident lawyers at The Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello. Ms. Truscello and her staff have many years experience handling work related equipment accident cases. Let her put her experience to work for you and get you and your family the compensation you deserve.

Common Forklift Accident Causes:

Many factors, situations and circumstances can cause forklift accidents. Some of these are:

  • Bystander negligence
  • Defective parts
  • Defective products
  • Negligent maintenance Practices
  • Operator negligence
  • Poor operator safety training

Who Is Liable For Your Injuries?

The type of forklift accident you were involved in will help determine who or what party is liable. If the forklift overturned due to driver speeding it could be the fault of the driver, management staff, training department and ultimately the company. Forklift accidents can also be due to defective products, uneven driving surface and the forklift not being properly equipped for the task it was carrying out. Was the forklift properly maintained? Were the brakes, lift blades and cables inspected regularly prior to the accident? That could be the fault of the maintenance department or a third party part manufacturer. Did the forklift have a properly functioning seatbelt that kept the driver safe in the event it overturned? Perhaps the seatbelt was faulty when it was manufactured in which case the manufacturer is liable. Since there are so many different types of forklift accidents that can happen it makes sense to retain an attorney to investigate the accident. A competent and qualified Philadelphia Workers Compensation Attorney will determine who is liable and get you the monetary compensation and medical benefits you are entitled to.

Media Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Represent Those Injured in Forklift Accidents

A workplace accident may leave you facing lost wages, medical bills, therapy costs and other expenses. As these can add up it is in your best interest to consult with a skilled Delaware County work accident attorney very soon after the accident. Media Pennsylvania work injury attorney, Deborah M. Truscello will work on your behalf and ensure your rights are protected during this trying time. Ms. Truscello will also get you the full, fair and just compensation for your injuries Call the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940 or contact us online.