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Experienced Tow Motor and Forklift Accident Attorneys in Lancaster PA, Aggressively Pursuing Maximum Compensation for the Injured

Forklift accidents are one of the most common types of work-related accidents in the U.S. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, there are about 30,000 forklift accidents each year—that’s about 82 accidents a day! Sadly, these types of accidents also account for nearly 100 fatalities each year.

Forklifts are designed to move heavy materials in warehouses and at worksites, and while they save time and money, they present serious dangers. At Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C., we know how devastating forklift accident injuries can be. Whether it’s the worker themselves or an innocent bystander, one of the most common injuries is the result of being crushed or run over by a forklift.


Dangers of Operating Tow Motors/Forklifts on Work Sites

Because of the way these pieces of machinery are used, there are some inherent dangers that lead to accidents, including:

  • Vehicle Size – Forklifts weigh up to 9,000 pounds, so when accidents happen, they can be devastating.
  • Weight Distribution –Materials being moved by forklifts are often unevenly distributed. This, combined with the size and shape of the machine, can easily lead to the forklift tipping over and causing injury.
  • Driver’s View –Because of the size and shape of much of the material being hoisted by a forklift, the operator’s view is often obstructed.
  • Improper Training –Many forklift operators are not properly trained, and as such, they are more prone to mishandling the machinery and being injured.
  • Lack of Maintenance/Inspections –Just as with vehicles, poorly maintained forklifts can malfunction, leading to mishaps.

After a Tow Motor/Forklift Accident

Many workers who have suffered an injury while operating a forklift face a long road to recovery. These types of accidents can cause brain damage, spinal cord damage, broken bones, internal injuries—and the list goes on. Before taking any action, it is imperative you speak to our Lancaster forklift accident attorneys.

The experienced and court-tested workers compensation lawyers at Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C. have handled many claims stemming from tow motor or forklift accidents. It is important to know that, if you are injured by the negligent or reckless operation of a tow motor, you may have a third-party claim in addition to your claim for workers’ comp benefits. In other words, unlike the typical comp claim that precludes an injured worker from being compensated for pain and suffering and other non-economic losses and damages, a forklift accident could be an exception depending upon several factors. We have handled a number of these cases and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for victims of tow motor or forklift accidents when a liability claim against a third-party can be brought.

Give us a call to discuss your forklift or tow motor accident claim. We know the ins and outs of these, will answer all of your questions and will take all of the time you need completely free-of-charge. Experience in this setting is invaluable, and Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C. has been fighting for tow motor and forklift accident victims for over 15 years.

Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C. does not just have a reputation for aggressively fighting for the rights of injured workers, we have been voted the best injury and accident law firm in Lancaster County for 8 years running as part of Lancaster County Magazine’s “Best of Lancaster County” annual survey. We have hundreds of Google reviews, and all of them are 5-star ratings. We win 99% of our cases and have recovered more than $90,000,000.00 for our clients. We can help you too! If you or someone you know has been injured on the job in a tow motor/forklift accident, call Georgelis First at 1-800-HURT-NOW. If you’re injured and can’t come to us, we can come to you—24/7. Contact us today!

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