Serving Clients Injured in Forklift Accidents in towns across New Jersey, Morris County, and Sussex County
Today, forklifts are used frequently in retail stores, in warehouses, on construction sites, and in virtually every other area of industry in our country. Like most heavy machinery, forklifts can be dangerous, and it is no surprise then that many construction site and retail store accidents involve forklifts in some way.
However, if you or a loved one has been injured in a forklift accident, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the injuries and damages sustained through a variety of means. Of course, the process of seeking financial compensation for your injuries and your family’s losses can vary depending on a number of factors, and only a knowledgeable and effective injury attorney will be able to advise and guide you throughout the entirety of the injury recovery process.
At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, we have extensive experience recovering full and fair injury compensation for clients injured in forklift accidents of all kinds in towns across Morris County and Sussex County, including Denville, Hopatcong, Florham Park, Netcong, East Hanover, Dover, Parsippany, Rockaway, Chatham, Newton, Morristown, and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a wrongful death in any kind of forklift accident, call either our our Morristown office or our Newton office to discuss you and your family’s unique needs, concerns, and situation in a free and confidential consultation with our law firm today.
Construction Accident and Forklift Injury Lawyer Netcong, NJ
As previously mentioned, many forklift injuries occur on construction sites of some kind, or in some kind of warehouse. If the injured party was working at the time the forklift accident occurred, they most likely are eligible for workers’ compensation through their employer’s insurance coverage.
However, many times there are multiple different parties working at a construction site or in a warehouse. If some party other than your own employer caused your forklift injuries through acts of negligence or recklessness, you may also be able to recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim in addition to whatever workers’ compensation you are entitled. Personal injury claims have the added benefit of including a pain and suffering component (something which workers’ compensation claims do not), and this pain and suffering component often turns out to be several times the value of the injured party’s medical expenses, resulting in a much greater financial recovery than otherwise.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a forklift accident in some kind of construction accident or warehouse accident, contact our offices today to discuss your options for holding other third parties liable for your injuries and your family’s financial and emotional damages.
Retail Store Accidents and Forklift Injury Attorney East Hanover, NJ
Forklift accidents which occur in retail stores function in the same manner as construction sites or warehouses if the injured party was working at the time. However, retail store forklift injuries much more commonly occur to pedestrians who are enjoying their free time by shopping or making some kind of purchase.
This means that individuals injured in retail store accidents most likely will not be covered by workers’ compensation insurance (since they weren’t working), making securing a personal injury recovery that much more important.
In general, most personal injury claims which result from a retail store forklift accident will fall under premises liability laws. These laws are in place in order to keep shoppers and visitors of a property safe from harm, and when a store owner, store manager, or some other responsible party fails to do so, the injured party may be able to recover forklift injury compensation through a premises liability claim, given they and their East Hanover retail store accident attorney is able to prove that negligence took place, and was directly responsible for the accident and injury in question.
Defective Product Forklift Injury Lawyer Hopatcong, NJ
Finally, some forklift injuries can fall under product liability laws. Similar to premises liability, product liability laws help hold product manufactures, designers, and marketers responsible for reckless or negligent actions.
If your forklift injuries were caused by a defectively manufactured, defectively designed, or defectively labeled forklift and its operation, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and physical and emotional pain and suffering through a product liability claim.
Contact A Morris County Forklift Accident Attorney Today
At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, we have extensive experience working with clients injured in forklift accidents and their families to recover full and fair compensation for injuries and damages in towns across Morris County and Sussex County, including Netcong, East Hanover, Hopatcong, Florham Park, Denville, Parsippany, Newton, Chatham, Rockaway, Morristown, and more.
Attorney Michael Burakoff and our firm takes a unique approach to personal injury law by working closely not only with our clients, but with their families as well. We understand just how traumatic a serious injury and the resulting impacts they can have on a family’s life can be, and pride ourselves on providing our clients and their families with the knowledgeable, effective, and highly attentive and informative legal counsel that they need and deserve in such trying times.
To speak with Michael Burakoff and our legal team today in a free and confidential consultation regarding any kind of forklift injury, your options for making a successful financial recovery, and how exactly we can help you and your family to do so, please contact us online, or through either our Morristown office or our Newton office at (973) 520-0525.