Michigan forklift accident lawyers handle construction accident cases involving heavy machinery, like forklifts. Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are used in numerous work settings, primarily to move materials.
Each year in the United States, construction and warehouse workers are killed and are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents Forklift overturns are the leading cause of fatalities involving forklifts; they represent about 25% of all forklift-related deaths. National fatality data indicate that the three most common forklift-related fatalities involve forklift overturns, workers on foot being struck by forklifts, and workers falling from forklifts.
These accidents often occur in the factory environment and actions of the operator can all contribute to fatal incidents involving forklifts. In addition, these fatalities indicate that many workers and employers are not using or may be unaware of safety procedures and the proper use of forklifts to reduce the risk of injury and death.
Injuries often include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, and bone fracture injuries. People injured in Michigan forklift accidents often have claims for their personal injuries.
Accident victims can also be compensated for pain and suffering, disability, and other money damages. Families of people who are killed in forklift accidents can often file a Michigan Wrongful Death Claim.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Michigan forklift accident, you should contact our office immediately so that we can start working on your case.
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