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NEW YORK FORKLIFT ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

NEW YORK FORKLIFT ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

In a work setting, Forklifts are used to lift and move extremely heavy items and products in many industries. Such industries and work settings may include construction sites, warehouses, retail stores and distribution centers. (OSHA) estimates that thousands of workers are injured each year. Non workers such as store customerscan also get hurt by forklifts on the premises of any workplace. This dangerous equipment can potentially end lives and cause severe bodily harm

HOW DO NEW YORK FORKLIFT ACCIDENTS OCCUR 

  • A forklift may roll over or tip over on an individual causing a severe injury 
  • A worker or others in the vicinity of a forklift may be hit by the forklift 
  • Injuries where individuals are crushed 
  • Individuals falling from a forklift at work 
  • Pallets may fall off a forklift and hit individuals 
  • Forklift equipment failure may cause injuries 
  • Individual drives forklift off loading Dock 
  • Improper maintenance of a forklift 
  • Failure to train forklift operators 
  • Failure to enforce or maintain forklift safety policies 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FORLIFT ACCIDENT OCCURS 

These are the questions asked after a forklift accident has occurred

  • Was the Employer following all forklift safety standards
  • Were all the forklift operators properly trained
  • Was the forklift maintained and repaired in accordance with industry standards?
  • What were the employers operating procedures and practices relating to forklifts 

NEW YORK WORKERS COMPENSATION FOR NEW YORK FORKLIFT ACCIDENTS 

If your forklift accident happened on the Job, you would file a workers compensation claim

  • You must notify your employer of the incident within 30 days
  • You must file a C3 form within 2 years of the accident
  • The Employer will investigate your claim
  • The Employer will pay the claim, deny the claim, or request more information 
  • We will review your claim and accurately identify an appropriate settlement amount for your claim in a personal injury lawsuit, as well as a Workers Compensation claim

WHY CHOOSE THE LAW OFFICE OF OLIVER C. MINOTT P.C.

At the Law Office of Oliver C. Minott P.C. we have over 50 years of combined experience representing injured workers. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our past clients. Moreover, we sincerely care about the wellbeing of each and every client we serve.

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