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St. Louis Forklift Accident Attorneys

Approximately every three days in the United States, a worker is killed in a forklift-related accident. According to a 2001 report released by the National Institute of Safety and Health, another 20,000 people are seriously hurt.

Of the fatal forklift accidents that occurred between 1980 and 1994, four types of incidents were most prevalent:

  • Overturned forklifts accounted for 22 percent of the deaths.
  • Twenty percent of accidents involved workers on foot who were struck by forklifts.
  • In 16 percent of the fatalities, the victim was crushed by a forklift.
  • Nine percent of the victims fell from a forklift.

A variety of factors contribute to forklift accidents in the workplace:

  • Inadequate training on forklift operations
  • Tight or unreasonable deadlines
  • Poor maintenance
  • Crowded, cluttered aisles
  • Many ramps with varying surfaces
  • Heavy or unstable loads
  • Leaks in a forklift’s hydraulic system or transmission
  • Blind spots blocking the driver’s view

The lawyers of Kolker & Germeroth can help anyone in the St. Louis area who has been injured in a forklift accident at work get the worker compensation benefits that they deserve. Whether you are just starting the process or have already been notified that a claim has been denied, our attorneys can take your case and work aggressively on your behalf.

We offer a free initial consultation to every potential client and charge no attorney fees until you receive a settlement or verdict. We can meet with you in our Clayton offices or visit you in any neighboring town in Missouri or Illinois.

Please call us at 866-770-8691 or visit our contact page to get answers to any questions you might have about worker compensation. You may also fill out our special personal injury intake form. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

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