Posted On: August 10, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Pennsylvania Forklift Accident Injures Worker

A Pennsylvania worker suffered severe injuries to his legs after being run over by a forklift, according to a recent news report. The 48-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment after the Pennsylvania workplace accident, which happened in Hatfield Township. Officials are still looking into how and why this forklift accident occurred.

According to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, forklift accidents happen because of many reasons including lack of proper training for workers who have to operate forklift trucks. Forklift accidents could also occur because or improper assignment of forklifts and operators; poor maintenance of forklifts; and the age of the forklifts, which could cause them to fail. Forklift accident can result in catastrophic injuries or even death.

If you have been injured in an industrial accident or construction site accident, you need skilled representation from experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys who will inform you about your legal rights and options. If you are an injured worker, you will be entitled to receive worker's compensation benefits from your employer. If a third party (someone other than your employer) caused your on-the-job injuries, then you may be able to file a third party claim against that individual or entity.

At Cherry, Fieger & Marciano we have the knowledge and skill it takes to represent cases of severe personal injury or death from situations including malfunctioning equipment of forklifts and cranes, faulty tools, defective ladders, or loose scaffolding. Our skilled PA construction site accident attorneys are advocates for hard-working Pennsylvanians and remain dedicated to represent them and get fair compensation for their injuries and loss. Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has suffered because of a construction site or industrial accident.