Forklift accidents in New York City are one of the leading causes of construction accident injuries and fatalities. Because of the risks inherent in machinery such as forklifts, construction site owners, contractors and other entities are required to take certain precautions to keep workers who use this type of equipment safe from harm. If they fail to this duty, or if a manufacturer released a defective forklift into the marketplace, workers who are injured as a result may have legal recourse to seek compensation for damages against the responsible parties. You have the right to compensantion for your injuries.
Injures from forklift accidents are most commonly sustained by the operator or driver. In most cases, these construction workers are injured when the vehicle tips over and crushes them; when they become pinned between the forklift and another surface; when they get stuck between the forklift and another vehicle; or when they are struck from a falling material. A small number of drivers become injured after they fall from a platform on the lift. If you or a loved one have been injured in a forklift accident, contact The Law Offices of Andrew C. Laufer, PLLC at 917-519-8417 and let us put our experience to work for you.