Forklifts are a common part of various work settings such as factories or warehouses. Operated and maintained properly they offer a safe means of moving substantial volumes of materials or goods from one location to another. Their functionality exists in part due to their extreme weight and small footprint. These same factors can help cause or exacerbate a number of different types of accidents, including:
- Tipping — Forklifts may be required to operate near loading docks or on ramps. Improperly carrying a load that is too heavy, inattentive operation or failure to mark a hazard can result in a forklift tipping over causing injuries to the operator or nearby workers.
- Dropped loads — Unsecured or improperly loaded materials or goods can fall off of a forklift during transport injuring the operator or nearby workers.
- Striking a worker — Careless forklift operation can result in a worker being struck with the possibility of a body part such as a foot being run over. The weight of a forklift makes that a very serious concern.
When you or a loved one has been injured in a forklift accident, you need to secure representation who is able to protect your rights and to help you effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
AV PREEMINENT* RATED REPRESENTATION FOR THOSE INJURED IN A FORKLIFT ACCIDENT
At Trapp & Geller, our firm has 30 years of experience helping people work to secure the maximum compensation for their injuries after an accident. We understand what is at stake for most accident victims. Medical bills and lost wages can quickly take a toll. In order to be able to continue toward recovering from your injuries, you need the support that compensation offers. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients over the years. We can help you build a strong case that can help you recover the compensation you need.
THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS/WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
In addition to the personal injury representation we offer those who have been injured in forklift accidents by a third party, we also assist our clients in pursuing workers’ compensation claims.
CONTACT THE CHICAGO FORKLIFT ACCIDENT LAWYERS OF TRAPP & GELLER
Let our skilled lawyers help you after a forklift accident on a construction site. Our attorneys will help you seek maximum compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago forklift accident attorneys, call 312-818-2591 or contat us online.
We represent based on a contingency fee. This means we only get paid if we secure compensation for you. There is no risk and no cost to you.