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Las Vegas Nevada Forklift Accident Attorney

Forklifts unquestionably have made construction work immeasurably easier. That said, these immensely powerful machines can cause serious injuries in warehouses, plants, construction sites, fields and other workplaces. Forklift accidents often result in catastrophic accidents and injuries, including paralysis, spinal cord injury, amputation, broken bones, brain damage, and other serious injuries due to the powerful force and dangerous nature of forklifts.

At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our top-rated Las Vegas forklift accident attorneys are experienced and effective advocates for victims and their loved ones. We will be by your side, fighting to secure your future. With a long record of success across a wide range of claims, our law firm has secured more than $150 million in financial compensation for clients. If you need legal guidance, we are more than happy to help during a free, no obligation initial consultation. Call us today: 702-252-0055.

Injured in a Forklift Accident? Know Your Legal Options

When a person is injured by a forklift, it is important to know that you may have recourse in several different ways. How exactly you should proceed will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. Our Las Vegas forklift accident injury attorneys know that navigating the claims process can be confusing, even overwhelming. Professional guidance is available. Get in touch as soon as possible to inform yourself of your options. You may be able to recover financial compensation through any of the following:

  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance: In Nevada, the overwhelming majority of workers are covered by no-fault workers’ comp coverage. If you were hurt in a forklift accident while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and lost wages through a workers’ compensation claim. You should always file a workers’ comp claim if that option is available. That being said, a workers’ comp claim might not be your exclusive legal remedy if any company or entity other than your employer caused your forklift accident through recklessness or carelessness.
  • Personal Injury Lawsuit: Although workers are generally prevented from filing a personal injury lawsuit directly against their employer, you may be able to file such a suit against another party whose negligence contributed to your accident. Often called third party liability claims, these personal injury lawsuits may be brought against a wide range of different defendants, including other contractors, subcontractors, developers, and property owners.
  • Product Liability Claim: In some cases, forklift accidents occur because the machinery was defective. Under Nevada law, the manufacturers and distributors of forklifts and forklift equipment have a responsibility to put safe products onto the market. When they fail to do so, they should be held liable for any resulting damages. If you have questions about your rights or your options, our Las Vegas product liability attorneys are standing by, ready to help.

    Forklift Accidents Occur for a Wide Range of Different Reasons

    As a complex piece of heavy industrial equipment, a forklift must be operated with the highest degree of care. Safety should always come first. Big companies should never cut corners when using forklifts on worksites. Unfortunately, forklift accidents can occur in a wide range of different ways.

    Vegas Forklift Injury
    We are a full-service Las Vegas personal injury law firm qualified to handle all types of forklift accidents. Indeed, the Lawyers at Ladah Law Firm are prepared to thoroughly conduct an investigation into any forklift accident case, including those involving:

    • Tips or rolls
    • Crushing or pinning a worker
    • Collision
    • Dropping the cargo
    • Lack of supervision
    • Operating the forklift in dangerous areas
    • Running over workers and pedestrians
    • Backing up over unsuspecting individuals

    A serious forklift accident should be comprehensively investigated and evaluated by a reliable personal injury lawyer. Do not assume that you are without legal options. Our Vegas attorneys will figure out exactly why your accident occurred, identify all liable parties, and take immediate measures to protect your interests.

    Companies Must Ensure Forklifts are Operator Safely

    Companies need training to ensure their forklift drivers know how to safely operate the equipment. According to USFC (US Forklift Operator Certification) , OSHA requires all forklift operators in Nevada to be certified at least once every three years. This is to help ensure that accidents don’t occur from operators being unfamiliar with the equipment and understand the threat heavy equipment poses to bystanders. Forklift training may vary from company to company as OSHA itself does not provide the training. It is up to the employer of forklift operators to set up and/or provide the training program.

    Operating a Forklift Takes Training and Skill

    There is a good reason for this certification, although, in some cases, it’s obviously not enough to ensure safety. Forklifts are heavy vehicles capable of lifting thousands of pounds high above the vehicle. This requires a substantial amount of weight to be at the base of the vehicle which also means that the vehicle itself is quite powerful to move its own weight as well as the weight of the load it is carrying. Beyond that, the forks have to be constructed of heavy metal capable of withstanding a lot of weight extended out on the forks. This combination of weight, power & heavy metal is the perfect cocktail for serious injury under the right circumstances. In the hands of an inexperienced driver, even if they are certified, this could be devastating to an innocent bystander or other employees. It doesn’t take much impact from something as solid as the fork or the body of the vehicle itself to inflict serious injury. What may seem nothing more than a little bump to the driver could be extensive damage & injury to someone struck by any aspect of this vehicle. That’s not even accounting for the potential for heavy loads being carried or recently place to fall on someone nearby.

    You Deserve Financial Compensation for Your Injuries

    Following a serious forklift accident, you need money to pay for medical care and support the people you care about the most. Unfortunately, navigating the claims process is rarely easy. The insurers that typically handle and defend these cases are laser-focused on advancing their own interests. They put their profits first. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we know how to hold negligent companies and big insurers accountable. Our team will help you maximize your settlement or verdict. Depending on the nature and severity of forklift accident, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for:

    • Emergency room treatment;
    • Medical bills;
    • Physical therapy;
    • Loss of current and future earnings;
    • Pain and suffering;
    • Disfigurement;
    • Disability; and
    • Wrongful death.

    Why Trust the Nevada Forklift Injury Lawyers at Ladah Law

    Forklift cases can be complicated and costly, requiring the hiring of construction and equipment experts. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we are prepared to spend money on your case to make sure we win. From there we will bring our expertise to do everything we can to recover compensation for recover compensation for injuries to the head, internal organs, spine, bones or other body parts. When you call our Las Vegas office, you will have an opportunity to consult with a Nevada forklift accident lawyer who will:

    Conduct a free, in-depth evaluation of your personal injury claim;
    Answer questions about your rights and help your navigate the law;
    Investigate your forklift accident—gathering information and evidence; and
    Take aggressive action to get you justice and the maximum financial support.

    We represent each and every client with the personal attention and results-oriented representation that they deserve. Using our comprehensive knowledge and rigorous approach to discovery, we will build the case to maximize your compensation and benefits. We are dedicated to your future & and urge you to connect with us as early as possible after being injured. As we handle forklift accident injury claims on contingency, you do not have to worry about any upfront costs of fees.

    Forklift Injury? Touch Base With a Las Vegas Forklift Accident Lawyer

    At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our Nevada forklift accident injury attorneys fight aggressively to protect the legal rights of our clients. We know how to navigate the claims process and help people get the maximum available financial recovery. Contact us today to set up your free consultation: 702-252-0055.

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