Kansas City Forklift Accident Lawyers
Seeking the Workers' Compensation You Need After an Accident
Forklifts are involved in only 1 percent of all factory and warehouse accidents, but they account for 10 percent of all injuries. They are the tugboats of the materials-handling industry, compact but powerful enough to move cargo much bigger than themselves.
Forklift accidents are attributed to poor operator training, defective machinery, and unsafe conditions, including poor ventilation. A forklift may go as fast as 8 mph, but they are not safe at that speed.
There are several types of accidents associated with forklifts:
- Shifting freight
- Objects tumbling off the lift
- Exceeding the load limit
- Carrying the load too high off the ground
- Going in forward down a slope with a full load and tipping
- Impalement by the fork
- The vehicle backing into other workers
- The forklift becoming unbalanced and tipping over
Operators of gas-powered forklifts are also susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Workers' Comp Lawyers in Missouri & Kansas
If you are planning a workers' compensation claim for your forklift work injury, or if you have already had your claim refused, you will obtain the best results by working with an experienced, knowledgeable Kansas City workers' compensation lawyer. The goal of the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. is to see you compensated at the highest possible level.
Since forklift accidents are often the result of defective machinery, we will explore third-party lawsuits against manufacturers and suppliers for additional damages.
For a no-charge, no-obligation case evaluation, contact the Kansas City forklift accident attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. at (816) 307-0056.