California Equipment Injury Attorneys Stand Up for Workers
Skilled lawyers investigate forklift accidents and other injury events in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga and statewide
Industry moves the nation and heavy equipment moves industry. Unfortunately, accidents involving heavy equipment, such as forklifts and lift trucks, are common causes of injuries. At Mastagni Holstedt, APC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping injured workers recover personal injury damages through lawsuits against responsible parties. When workers’ compensation is the only available remedy, we help our clients access the full range of benefits they’re entitled to, including disability compensation where appropriate. If you or a loved one has suffered an occupational accident, a knowledgeable and concerned attorney at our firm can inform you of your rights and aggressively pursue justice on your behalf.
Major causes of forklift and lift truck accidents
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, thousands of forklift and lift truck accidents occur every year, some of them fatal. The leading causes and their frequency are as follows:
- Being caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
- Being struck by a falling object or equipment
- Being struck by powered non-transport vehicle
- Falls to a lower level
- Non-roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles
- Pedestrian vehicular incidents
Workers in the construction, shipping and warehousing industries are at greatest risk of these types of equipment accidents. Broken or crushed bones, concussions and traumatic brain injury are examples of severe personal injuries that may occur in the workplace. You need an experienced accident attorney to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Compensation for victims of construction and other occupational accidents
Our firm has decades of experience with construction accidents and other workplace injuries, including cases of catastrophic injury and wrongful death. If the person responsible for causing your injury is someone with whom you do not have an employer-employee or coworker relationship, you can file a negligence lawsuit to recover not only lost wages and medical bills but also compensation for your pain and suffering. If your remedy is limited to workers’ compensation, we are ready to assist whenever you have difficulty accessing your benefits. Serious injuries often result in disability settlements, but you should never accept a settlement offer until you’ve spoken to an experienced workers’ comp lawyer. Our legal team is determined to maximize your settlement to provide financial stability into the future.
Contact a California equipment injury attorney to discuss your claim
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to negligent operation of a forklift or other heavy equipment, Mastagni Holstedt, APC is here to assist you. Contact us online or call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton or Stockton. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.