Forklift Accident Lawyer in Austin, TX
Injured in a Workplace Accident? Call Us for a Free Review!
Forklifts are critical in many different industries. However, when placed
in the wrong hands, they can be extremely dangerous. Operators and the
companies who employ them have the responsibility to ensure the safety
of workers, customers, and others. If you have been seriously injured in a
workplace accident that was caused due to the negligent operation of a forklift, you should
contact an Austin personal injury attorney at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC.
You may be entitled to seek damages from the responsible parties for lost
wages, medical care and other considerations.
Call us today at (512) 271-5112 to find out how our personal injury lawyer can help.
Investigating the Causes of Your Forklift Accident
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
approximately 80 workers are killed in forklift-related accidents each
year, and more than 30,000 are injured. They estimate that 20-25% of these
accidents are caused by a lack of proper training—which demonstrates
gross negligence on behalf of the companies that fail to train their employees.
If an unqualified worker causes an accident, it may be their employer
who is ultimately to blame.
Some of the most common causes of forklift accidents include:
- Workers operating under hazardous conditions
- Inadequate maintenance of the equipment
- Reduced visual fields of forklift operators
- Lack of employee training on proper forklift use
- Overloading or improperly loading the forklift
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we represent victims who have been injured
in any type of accident involving a forklift. The majority of the clients
we serve have been injured on the job. If negligence was involved in the
cause of your accident or the death of someone you love, we can help you
pursue legal action against the at-fault employer. We also represent victims
whose injuries were caused by someone other than an employer, such as
an onsite contractor or vendor.
Not Sure How to Proceed? Speak with The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC.
Our personal injury lawyer in Austin has extensive experience handling
a wide variety of workplace accident claims, including those that involve
forklifts. We know how to investigate these types of cases and how to
use the information we obtain to build a compelling case in support of
your claim for compensation. While we always attempt to negotiate a fair
settlement in these cases, we are fully prepared to take your case to
court in order to protect your best interests.
If this is your first time dealing with a workplace injury, you may not
know how to proceed. We can help you take immediate and effective legal
action. Contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC for a
free case evaluation.