Forklift Accident Lawyer in Dothan, Alabama

Filing a Claim for a Forklift-Related Injury

Construction sites are dangerous at the best of times. One of the more common and deadly forms of accidents involves a forklift. The problem often lies in dangerous design, allowing the vehicle to rollover too easily, crushing the driver or others nearby. The issues that have historically been problems in design are related to safety posts, balance problems in a high center of gravity, and doors, warning alerts and other similar design defects. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a forklift accident, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits as well as other compensation from a third party.

Such parties may include a subcontractor, equipment leasing company or the manufacturer in cases of faulty design, based upon the facts in the case. Please call us immediately; we will deal with the claim so you can focus on healing. At our firm, Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, we have achieved many victories for injured construction workers, and we act as your “voice” in legal proceedings. You have served for your employer, and helped the company make a profit. The least you should expect is to be compensated at a level that reflects the degree of the injuries that have been suffered.

Families that have lost a loved one are not only suffering the most severe emotional loss, but now face financial difficulties due to the death of a breadwinner. These are important issues that must be addressed by a professional Alabama personal injury attorney who has a track record of achieving high value settlements and verdicts. We are advocates for injured workers and their families, and we want to hear from you, and discuss your situation. Don’t accept a settlement without contacting our firm. You may be due far more than you are being offered.

How Forklift Accidents Can Take Place

There are various factors that could contribute to a dangerous or deadly forklift accident, such as lack of training or incorrect training. Accidents may occur as a result of old or poorly maintained parts. This can result in faulty safety systems such as brakes, steering, clutch or transmission. Workers who are not properly trained and certified in driving a forklift may take risks that endanger others, such as accelerating too quickly, parking the machinery unsafely, driving with an elevated load, or failing to communicate correctly with other workers in the area. Pathways of travel may be too small, cluttered or otherwise obstructed.

The loading dock could be obstructed by unnecessary items; there may also be too many workers in a crowded area. Pedestrian access should either be restricted or clearly designated in areas where forklifts are operated. Employers and workers can prevent these circumstances, which result in injury through proper discipline, training and supervision.

If you’ve been injured in a forklift accident while on a dangerous construction site, call now and let us help you get the compensation you need.