Construction Injury: Forklift Truck Accident
If you have been injured in a Forklift Truck Accident, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. There are more than 150,000 construction site accidents reported each year in the United States, and about 1,000 construction workers are killed each year while on the job according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Construction site accidents can occur as a result of faulty materials, defective tools and equipment, malfunctioning machinery, defective products and negligence. Construction site injuries often happen when employees were working in hazardous environments, trenches, heights, around power lines, and working with dangerous equipment.
Many Construction Accidents include injuries such as fractures, cuts, sprains, punctures, bruises and death caused by being hit by or caught in equipment on the job.
We are currently evaluating Forklift Truck Accident injury claims throughout the U. S. Victims of accidents, negligence, and personal injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our Forklift Truck Accident injury lawyers handle all types of accident claims. We also handle every type of construction Accident claim and construction vehicle accident compensation cases.
Forklift Truck Accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligent drivers. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Many Forklift Truck Accidents occur due to negligence on the part of one of others involved. When a Forklift Truck Accident is caused by another party s negligence you are entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
Time is of the essence when it comes to filing your Forklift Truck Accident lawsuit!
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Forklift Truck Accident or personal injury where you feel you may be entitled to compensation, please complete the contact form on the right or call us at 1-888-267.1137 for a free case evaluation. A live personal injury counselor is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day.
All of our experienced Forklift Truck Accident Lawyers work on a contingency basis and don t get paid unless you do!
Each State has a strict statute of limitations for you to file your Forklift Truck Accident lawsuit. Fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION form or call toll free us now.
Choosing an experienced Forklift Truck Accident lawyer will be very important to your lawsuit and the amount of compensation of your settlement!
Recent Construction Injury Settlements & Verdicts
- $1.3 Million Settlement: Carpenter fell through roof opening at a construction site.
- $6.5 Million Settlement: 2 Ironworkers injured when side of building there constructing fell on them.
- $5 Million Verdict: Construction worker falls to ground caused by unsafe scaffold.
- $870,000 Settlement: Electrician falls off unsecured ladder at construction site causing multiple injuries.
- $3.5 Million Settlement: Construction worker crushed by falling wall.
- $2 Million Settlement: Death of a construction worker asphyxiated by methane gas.
- $1.3 Million Settlement: Pipefitter injured in compressed air explosion while connecting pipe.
- $800,000 Million Settlement: Steelworker sustained a back injury lifting heavy piece of steel
- $3 Million Settlement: Ironworker injured in crane collapse.
- $12 Million Settlement: Construction worker paralyzed when he was struck by falling construction materials.
Construction Injury Statistics
- Construction site workers account for 20% of all fatal workplace/industrial accidents.
- 2.3 million Construction workers are estimated to work on scaffolds each year in the U. S.
- In 2009, there were 816 construction worker deaths reported by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Construction workers between 25-34 years old are the most likely to be injured in a construction site accident.
- In 2010, there were 4,547 fatal construction work injuries were recorded in the United States.
- There were 187 Work-related fatalities reported from fires and explosions in 2010.
- 15% of all claims on workers’ compensation claims are spent on victims of Forklift Truck Accidents.
- According OSHA, one out of every ten construction workers is injured on the job every year.
- Most construction site injuries involve construction workers necks, backs, spines, and trunks.
- More than 4.1 million people in the United States suffer a workplace injury or occupational illness each year.
- There are more than 40,000 construction injuries in work zones each year.
Construction Injury Lawsuits – Forklift Truck Accidents
Recent Accident Settlements & Verdicts
- $2.2 Million Settlement – Faulty roadwork and hazardous road conditions resulted in a bicyclist crashing and suffering multiple broken bones and severe head injuries.
- $1.24 Million Settlement – A bicyclist was struck while riding through and intersection and run over by a truck making an illegal turn.
- $1.75 Million Settlement – A motorcyclist drove through intersection and car did not see him because of overgrown vegetation had leg amputated.
- $1.5 Million Settlement – Minor child suffers head injury in a car collision and the loss of her mother.
- $6 Million Settlement – 32 year-old wife and mother killed in a head-on collision by car driven by a sales representative. that crossed center line.
- $4.2 Million Settlement – 13 year-old boy suffers brain damage after being struck by a car at an intersection.
- $2.4 Million Settlement – 72 year old woman suffered a severe spinal injury from slip & fall on an uneven public sidewalk.
- $1.4 Million Settlement – Traumatic Brain injury caused by driver who made an illegal left hand turn causing collision.
- $5.2 Million Jury Award – Asbestos worker who developed malignant peritoneal mesothelioma from asbestos work exposure.
- $1.395 Million Jury Award – Woman involved in serious spinal injury from two-car collision at intersection.
- $1.25 Million Jury Award – Wrongful-death lawsuit by the family of a man who died as the result of a car wreck.
- $1 million Jury Award – Parents of a baby boy who died in his mother’s womb before an emergency C-section was performed.
- $12.3 million Jury Award – Insulator and construction worker died of malignant Mesothelioma cancer.
- $12.3 million Jury Award – U. S. Steelworker died of occupational asbestos exposure causing malignant Mesothelioma.
For a Personal Injury lawsuit to be successful, personal injury lawyers have to show that your injury resulted from the negligence of another party. In the case of a Personal Injury lawsuit victims and immediate family members have the right to file a personal injury claim.
Victims in injury-related claims are entitled to damages including:
Personal Injury Damages
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