Forklift accidents are not uncommon in warehouses or even in chain stores and grocery stores, where they hurt shoppers and warehouse employees alike. Other frequently dangerous pieces of equipment in warehouses are skip loaders and pallet jacks.
At the Miami personal injury firm of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., our injury lawyers work closely with engineering and safety experts to prove fault and to demonstrate to insurance companies and juries how accidents can occur. If you were injured in a warehouse accident and think you may have a claim, we encourage you to talk with us in a free initial consultation. Call 305-662-6178.
WHAT LEGAL OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE?
When you are injured at work, a workers’ compensation claim is one option.
But if you were injured in a warehouse accident because of defective equipment or the negligence of a contracted company, outside cleaning crew or a delivery truck driver, you may be able to seek financial compensation in addition to any workers’ comp claim you can make. This is called a third-party claim.
UNSURE IF YOU HAVE A THIRD-PARTY CLAIM?
It makes sense to talk with an injury attorney who is experienced at handling these types of cases. You can talk to a lawyer at Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., for free so you have nothing to lose by calling.
Here are a few things you can consider if you think you may have a personal injury claim, but are unsure:
- Was the person involved in causing your injuries an employee at your own firm? Simple negligence on the part of another employee is a workers’ comp claim. If the other employee was a contractor, a delivery person or an outside cleaning person or maintenance person, then you may have a personal injury case.
- Were you injured by a piece of equipment? If so, was that equipment operating improperly? Were there safety features that weren’t working? Is the equipment leased and maintained by an outside company?
- If you were injured as a forklift driver, was there a seat belt in the forklift to prevent you from being ejected if it fell over?
LEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERT RESOURCES TO PROVE YOUR CASE
Our courtroom demonstrations involve scale models, computer animations and accident reconstruction exhibits. Computer simulations help juries understand how defects in products have caused serious injuries or death.
CALL 305-662-6178 TODAY
Call our Miami law offices toll free from anywhere in Florida or contact us online for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and convenient evening, weekend and off-site appointments are available.
All warehouse accident injury and slip-and-fall cases are taken on a contingency basis; you will pay no attorney’s fees unless we are able to obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.
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