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Orange County Forklift Accident Lawyer

Forklifts are a common sight in the construction industry, and construction workers know these machines cause a considerable number of injuries. If you’ve been injured in a forklift accident, contact an Orange County forklift injury lawyer.

The construction industry is easily one of the most dangerous fields to work in. With heavy equipment and safety hazards everywhere you turn, it’s not surprising that construction workers across the country are injured every day.

If you have suffered a severe injury in a forklift accident, you may benefit from the services of an Orange County forklift accident lawyer at Kohan & Bablove, LLP. We can help you obtain maximum compensation for the damages you have suffered.

Common Orange County Forklift Accident Injuries

Construction accidents, including those involving forklifts, are quite common in the industry. This is why it is so important that workers and equipment manufacturers alike exercise extreme caution when supplying equipment or working on a job site. Forklift injuries frequently seen on Orange County construction sites include the following:

Serious injuries like these can permanently disable you, subjecting you to consequences that will impact your life forever. If you are lucky enough to have not been permanently disabled, you still more than likely have a lengthy recovery ahead.

Why a Personal Injury Claim?

Because you were injured at work, you might be wondering why you should file a personal injury claim when you are covered by workers compensation insurance provided by your employer.

The primary reason to file a personal injury claim for your Orange County forklift accident is to ensure that the total extent of your injuries is covered. Workers compensation benefits are only able to provide coverage for up to 80 percent of your lost income and the costs of your medical expenses.

The work comp system does not cover the remaining 20 percent of your income, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, or punitive damages—all of which have just as much, if not more, of an impact on your life as economic damages like medical bills.

Another good reason to file a personal injury claim is to hold the person who harmed you responsible for his or her negligence. Workers compensation benefits are paid no matter who is at fault, but in a personal injury case, we have an opportunity to bring the irresponsible party to justice.

Keep in mind that personal injury claims can only be filed for workplace injuries under specific circumstances. A forklift accident lawyer in Orange County can help you understand whether you have a viable personal injury claim.

Consult with an Orange County Forklift Accident Attorney

You don’t have to rely on the limited benefits of workers compensation insurance to cover your losses. If the carelessness of another played any part in the cause of your forklift accident injuries, your lawyer with Kohan & Bablove, LLP may be able to help you hold the at-fault party accountable for his or her actions and maximize your compensation award.

Schedule your free, no-obligation claim evaluation with an Orange County forklift accident lawyer by filling out our contact form below or giving us a call at 1-844-404-2400.