Every year more than 100 people are killed and 20,000 people are injured in forklift-related accidents. Forklifts are used in almost every warehouse, distribution center or retail store to move goods from one place to another. However, the manufacturers of these machines often fail to protect the operator and use defective designs in an effort to make more profit at the risk of injuring hard-working people.
We have seen an increase in the use of stand-up forklifts and injuries associated with those forklifts. These forklifts allow the operator to stand up while operating the forklift, rather than sitting down. They are faster, more efficient, and can often lift more than traditional, sit down forklifts. You can see why a company would want to use them. They are profitable for the company. They are also very dangerous for workers. They can fall off of docks, crush drivers, tip over or run over other workers.
If you, a friend or loved-one have been injured in a forklift accident, you need to contact Jim and Jason as soon as possible. Not only does an injured person have workers compensation options but they may also have a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the forklift. We look forward to the opportunity to help you.
James Paisley is a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, GA, and managing partner at Ferguson & Paisley, L.L.C. He fights for victim’s rights when they are hurt due to someone’s negligence. Call him directly at 404.618.0960.
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