This forklift is at warehouse store lifting merchandise with the aisle properly protected to protect customers from being injured by the forklift or from the merchandise falling
Types of Forklift Accidents
Forklift accidents are caused when someone is struck by the forklift or by merchandise it was carrying or dropped on the injured person. You may have been a:
- Construction worker at a construction work site
- Customer struck by a forklift in a warehouse store;
- Employee of another company delivering merchandise or for any other reason on the property of the company operating the forklift and struck by the forklift; or
- Employee of the company with the forklift injured by the forklift operator.
If you have been injured in a forklift accident, we want to represent you!
Whose at Fault for Causing a Forklift accident?
Forklift accidents are usually caused by the negligence of the forklift operator and the company employing the forklift operator. It’s a rare situation when the injured worker or customer is at fault.
Speeding Up Your Case and Getting Paid 9% Interest!
When it can be proved that the forklift operator was 100% at fault, we can file a motion for Summary Judgment which asks to the court to award you 100% fault against the company employing the forklift operator. When Summary Judgment is granted, it speeds up your case and awards you 9% interest on your damages including pain and suffering!
We obtained a settlement (years before trial) of the entire $1 million policy for one of our clients struck by a forklift when we won a Summary Judgment motion obtaining a Court Order finding that the defendant was 100% at fault and awarding 9% interest to our client. Our client fell backwards on the floor when hit by a forklift and she injured her neck requiring surgery.
Smaller companies using a forklift usually have at least $1 Million insurance coverage. Larger companies often have much more. Companies are responsible for the injuries caused and their assets can be used to reimburse you for your injuries if they don’t have enough insurance.
Someone struck by a forklift will likely suffer a serious injury such as a broken bone, torn ligament such as an Achilles tendon tear, neck injury like the case we settle the above, or far more serious injuries such as a crushing injury to a foot, arm, finger or other body part.
There are several types of forklift trucks including gas or electric powered and ones which are driven or ones which are hand operated. There are many brands including HILO which is often used generically when people call a forklift, a HILO.
Types of Forklifts
- Class I: Electric Motor Rider Trucks
- Class II: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks
- Class III: Electric Motor Hand Trucks or Hand/Rider Trucks
- Class IV: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks (Solid/Cushion Tires)
- Class V: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks (Pneumatic Tires)
- Class VI: Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors
- Class VII: Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks
If you have been injured by a forklift, we want to represent you! Call for a free consultation 1-800-HURT-911