A forklift is one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment at a construction site. Improper maintenance and poor operator training can lead to catastrophic and even fatal forklift accidents.
At Friday & Cox LLC, our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience advocating for injured construction workers throughout Pennsylvania. We understand the serious implications our client face after suffering serious injuries. In some cases, our clients become temporarily or permanently unable to work. Workplace accidents can also affect our clients’ ability to drive and perform routine tasks.
No matter what your situation is, you are entitled to workers’ compensation for any work-related injuries. We will help you navigate through that complex legal system. Part of our focus is to help you obtain benefits above and beyond workers’ compensation, if a third party is responsible for causing the forklift accident. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Helping Injured Workers Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. This is a no-fault system designed to cover your medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who caused the forklift accident. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system is complicated. Legitimate work injury claims are denied on a regular basis.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers have extensive experience helping injured workers navigate through this complex legal system. We know what medical records and employment information that needs to be included in order to prove your injuries are work-related. When you select our Pittsburgh law firm, you can feel confident knowing we will take every measure possible to help you obtain the benefits you are entitled.
Seeking a Full Financial Recovery for Injured Construction Workers
Construction accident claims are complicated. Several parties could potentially be at-fault for causing serious and fatal work-related accident. The personal injury attorneys at our law firm can invest significant time and resources to determine if someone other than your employer caused the forklift accident, such as:
- Contractors or subcontractor
- Building supervisor
- Property owner
- Forklift manufacturer
We begin our approach analyzing contracts between your employer, the land owner and the other contractors to understand everyone’s responsibilities. We can consult safety experts to understand if the forklift was properly maintained or if the accident was possibly related to unsafe construction equipment.
A key part of our work includes interviewing eyewitnesses to understand if a crew member’s negligent actions possibly led to the forklift accident. We fully investigate construction accident scenes to determine if a third party was at fault. Our legal team is committed to helping injured workers obtain maximum compensation for all the damages they have endured.
Contact a Skilled Work Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you or your loved one was injured in a forklift accident, select a highly skilled attorney. The right lawyer will not only handle your workers’ compensation claim but will also seek to determine if you qualify to obtain additional compensation through a personal injury claim. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation in Pittsburgh or Erie, Pennsylvania.