New York City Forklift Accident Attorneys

A forklift is one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a construction site. Improper maintenance, poor operator training and defective machinery can lead to catastrophic and fatal forklift accidents. If you or your loved one was the victim of a forklift accident in New York, obtain experienced legal counsel.

At Alan M. Cass and Associates, our New York City forklift accident lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience advocating for injured workers. We are committed to helping injured workers secure the full amount of compensation they are entitled to receive. We also help injured workers pursue a financial recovery above and beyond workers' compensation benefits, if a third party outside of their employer caused the forklift accident. When experience matters, contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Our New York injury attorneys have handled more than 30,000 workers' compensation claims. We understand the complex interplay between workers' compensation and personal injury claims. Our legal team is fully prepared to help you pursue a personal injury claim, in addition to workers' compensation benefits if a manufacturer, contractor or another third party's negligent actions caused the forklift accident.

Seeking the Workers' Compensation Benefits You Are Entitled to Receive

In New York, most employers are required to provide employees with workers' compensation insurance. If employees get hurt while working, they are entitled to recover workers' compensation benefits, regardless of fault. Injured workers are then restricted from suing their employer for additional compensation to cover on-the-job injuries. This may sound straightforward, but insurance companies are known to deny or delay legitimate workers' compensation claims.

Part of our legal team worked in the insurance industry before focusing exclusively on protecting accident victims and injured workers. We know firsthand the tricks insurance companies use to try and limit injured workers' financial recovery. Our NYC workers' compensation attorneys are fully prepared to help you navigate through the legal system in pursuit of the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to receive.

Handling Third-Party Forklift Accident Claims in New York City

Forklift and construction accident claims can be highly complicated. Often, several contracting companies work on the same construction site, blurring the employment lines. If you or your loved one was in a forklift accident, we will conduct a thorough investigation to understand whether someone's negligent actions outside of your employer caused the work-related accident, such as:

  • Property owner
  • Building supervisor
  • Contractor or subcontractor
  • Forklift manufacturer

Frequently, you will be entitled to workers' compensation benefits and will also be eligible for a personal injury claim.

We begin our approach by analyzing contracts between your employer, the landowner and any contractors to understand everyone's responsibilities. We also try to determine if proper training and safety precautions were implemented at the construction site.

Our NYC work injury attorneys can consult safety experts to understand if the forklift was properly maintained or if the accident was possibly related to an equipment failure. A key part of our work includes interviewing any eyewitnesses to determine if a crew member's negligent actions led to the forklift accident. If a third party can be held responsible, we will help you pursue maximum compensation through a personal injury claim covering any lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Contact Our Experienced Work-Related Injury Lawyers in NYC

New York's workers' compensation system is a complicated and rapidly changing area of the law. If you or your loved one was injured in a forklift accident, entrust Alan M. Cass and Associates to help preserve your legal rights. Since 1980, our legal team has handled work-related accident claims. We understand how workers' compensation claims are treated in New York and will take every measure possible to maximize your recovery options.

Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. From law offices in Manhattan, our workers' compensation lawyers represent individuals with forklift-related injuries in New York City and throughout the tri-state area. Se habla español.