We Advocate for People Injured in Forklift Accidents in Ohio
If you are injured by a defective or carelessly operated forklift an Ohio construction accident attorney can protect your rights
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that forklifts cause roughly 85 fatal accidents per year. In terms of serious injury, 34,900 are injured, with another 61,800 classified as non-serious. All told, over 11% of all forklifts in the United States will be involved in some kind of accident each year. Most accidents are caused by improper or negligent operation of the lift, but defects in the lift itself have contributed to the total number.
Large, heavy-duty forklifts are used to unload and transport pallets of materials and large pieces of equipment, and are common at construction sites. If you are an outside contractor, inspector or business visitor to a construction site and are injured by a forklift, you should seek the counsel of one of Crandall & Pera Law’s Ohio construction accident attorneys. Depending on the circumstances there may be more than one type of legal action available to you.
How deadly are forklift accidents?
A document published by OSHA on its website, gives details of a number of forklift fatalities. It is worth reading, as it shows exactly how hazardous forklifts can be, not only to their operators, but to those loading and unloading them, and to other workers nearby.
How can a construction accident attorney help me?
Experienced Ohio construction accident attorneys consider not only your injuries, but the way in which the accident occurred, and who or what was responsible for causing it. For example, if a careless operator at a construction site caused their forklift to strike you, tip and drop its contents on you, or injure you in any other way, you may be able to recover damages from the construction company for their negligence. If the forklift was leased rather than owned, and the accident was caused by a defect the lessor knew, or should have known existed, they too may be liable. If an inherent defect in the equipment was a proximate cause of the accident, a product liability suit against its manufacturer may also be possible.
Let Our Ohio lawyers help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries
Survivors of forklift accidents are often left with permanent or disabling injuries that limit or prevent future employment and cause serious financial loss. If you are injured, or a loved one injured or killed in a forklift accident while visiting a construction site, you should contact an experienced Ohio construction accident lawyer at once to protect your rights. Crandall & Pera Law is committed to helping forklift accident victims obtain the settlements they rightfully deserve, including both financial and non-financial losses.
Your forklift injury is important to us. Please call us at 877-686-8879, or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with an experienced construction accident attorney. We have five Ohio law offices conveniently located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chesterland and Chagrin Falls.