In the United States, there are approximately 850,000 forklifts currently in operation and the number is growing, according to the Industrial Truck Industry. With so many forklifts in operation, it is important to follow safety regulations to prevent as many accidents as possible.
While organizations like OSHA are working hard to bring safety standards up across the nation through information releases and online guidelines for daily safety checklists for forklifts, errors do still occur on a daily basis. Each year, millions of men and women are injured or killed in work-related accidents, many involving forklifts.
Forklift accidents—know the facts:
If you have suffered an injury or your loved one was killed due to a forklift accident, give the work injury lawyers at Wagner Reese a call to schedule a free consultation and get more information on how our team can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.
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The vast majority of forklift accidents occur due to negligence. In fact, according to OSHA, about 70 percent of all forklift accidents occur due to improper training and failure to follow standard safety procedures. As a result, workers are injured when forklifts overturn, or when they are pinned, crushed, struck, or fall from the forklift.
Some of the most common causes of forklift accidents include:
This list is not exhaustive; forklift accidents can occur in a wide variety of ways. If you were involved in a forklift accident and you believe that negligence played a role, reach out to Wagner Reese as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys can help you fully and clearly understand your legal rights and options.
Since 1997, Wagner Reese has been fighting for the rights of injured workers throughout the state of Indiana. Our skilled work injury lawyers have over 150+ years of combined legal experience, and we are prepared to put our resources, knowledge, and aggressive trial advocacy to work for you.
We represent injured forklift operators, as well as others involved in these serious and sometimes deadly accidents. Our Indianapolis forklift accident lawyers can travel to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office. Additionally, we provide Spanish-speaking legal services and contingent fees, so there are no upfront costs for you.
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