Forklifts allow workers in warehouses, docs, stores and construction sites to move heavy loads. They are indispensable to materials handling, giving a single worker the leverage to move objects weighing many tons.
But their carrying power is offset by their instability. When a forklift is moving, its center of gravity is constantly shifting. Loads must be secure. The higher the operator lifts a load, the greater the potential for tipping.
In our experience, the majority of forklift accidents are caused by poor training, with the worst injuries occurring to workers still learning how to operate the machines.
Because of the sheer weight of the forklift load, accidents are often severe, including crushing, amputations, spinal and brain injury and death.
Compensation For Warehouse Injuries
Our lawyers seek compensation for workers and surviving family members in a variety of situations:
- Cargo falling on operators or other workers
- Collision with workers or other vehicles
- Defective machine parts contributing to accidents and injuries
- Inadequate warning labels
- Improper instructions
- Unsafe working conditions, OSHA violations
Because of the unique nature of forklifts, investigations require knowledge of how they work, and what causes them to fail. The attorneys at Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC are experienced in forklift and telehandler injury cases, and committed to obtaining money so you can pay for medical bills, for time lost from work, and other costs.
Contact Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia, at 304-881-0637 for a free initial consultation with one of our accident compensation lawyers.