Has A Forklift Accident Affected Your Life?

If you were injured in a forklift accident at your workplace, you are not alone. Forklift accidents injure thousands of workers every year in warehouses, in retail stores, on construction sites and at manufacturing plants. These injuries can be quite severe and permanently change people’s lives.

You don’t have to face these injuries alone, however. The attorneys at Golitko & Daly, P.C., have decades of experience representing injured workers from a wide range of industries. Our dedicated workers’ compensation team understands what your injury has cost you and your family. We will pursue every benefit you are entitled to under the law.

Knowledge Of Forklift Accidents And Their Injuries

Forklift accidents can happen in a variety of ways, including rollovers, falling objects from forklifts and collisions with forklifts. Our team includes attorney John Daly Jr., who is a construction accident attorney and is certified by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA).

An important part of pursuing your claim includes identifying all the benefits available to you based on your circumstances. Workers’ comp benefits can include:

  • Medical care, including medication and medical equipment
  • Reimbursement of lost wages
  • Compensation for permanent injuries

You may be eligible for future disability benefits, as well, based on your injuries. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to recovering on your claim.

In some situations, you may also have a claim against a third party in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. Third-party claims address negligence on the part of an entity outside of your company that might have contributed to your accident. For example, if your forklift had a manufacturing defect, you might have a claim against the company that made the forklift.

What Does A Permanent Injury Mean For Your Future?

As noted above, injuries from forklifts can be severe and even permanent. Perhaps you suffered a traumatic brain injury that affects your balance or memory. Perhaps you suffered a spinal cord injury that left you partially paralyzed. Perhaps your injuries mean that you have years of treatment ahead of you. These types of injuries may mean that you can no longer perform your old job and you may need to go on permanent disability benefits.

With a registered nurse and a licensed physical therapist among our attorneys, we know how to thoroughly review the extent of your injuries and determine what your path to recovery might look like. We will help you figure out the best way to prepare for your future and start putting your life back together.

Discuss Your Injury With Our Team

We offer free consultations to every client, and we do not charge attorney fees unless we recover for you. You can schedule an appointment to discuss your claim with one of our attorneys by calling one of our three convenient locations or sending an email. Contact our Indianapolis office at 317-566-9600, our Kokomo office at 765-865-9300 or our Bloomington office at 812-566-2600. We look forward to meeting you.