Forklift Accidents

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 Austin work injury lawyer 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.