What to Know Before You Operate a Forklift in New York


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5/19/2011
The Pagan Law Firm, P.C.
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Operating a forklift can be an enjoyable and exciting job. You can easily see the results of your work and take pride in what you are building.

However, whether you are an experienced New York forklift operator or you are just considering getting into the construction industry, it is important to understand two things. First, forklifts can be dangerous and even deadly. Second, forklift accidents may be prevented with proper training, inspections, operation and maintenance.

Common Forklift Accidents

Some common types of forklift accidents that can result in injuries or fatalities include*:
  • Rollover accidents
  • Striking ceilings or ceiling fixtures
  • Striking doorways
  • Colliding with other vehicles or stationary objects
  • Getting struck by falling objects

What to Do If You've Been Injured by a Forklift in New York or New Jersey

If you operate a forklift, then it is important to know what to do if you get hurt. An injury can be a traumatic situation, and understanding that it is important to call a doctor, regardless of whether you feel the injury is significant or not, and that it is important to call a New York accident attorney, even if you are unsure of your rights, can make an important difference in your physical and legal recovery.

If you have already been injured, please call an experienced New York construction injury lawyer today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information.

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Powered Industrial Trucks, e-tools

Category: Construction Accidents


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