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Were You Injured or Did a Loved One Die in a Forklift Accident in New York City?

The NYC forklift accident attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf are representing victims of forklift accidents and their families in NY and New York Metro area including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. They are familiar with the complex NY laws related to forklift accidents and have been defending victims rights since 1919. Call us at 212-943-1090 for a free consultation.

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HOW OFTEN DO FORKLIFT ACCIDENTS OCCUR AND WHY?

Forklifts are essential machinery at construction sites, warehouses and other work settings. Unfortunately, every year approximately one out of every ten forklifts is involved in an accident that causes an injury and/or death. These incidents occur for many reasons, including the negligence of the forklift operator, inadequate maintenance and inadequate supervision. In order to reduce the amount of injuries caused by forklifts, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) has established various safety protocols. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of OSHA, many owners and construction companies fail to follow the safety protocols.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON FORKLIFT ACCIDENTS IN NYC?

Most Common Forklift Accidents Injuries and/or death caused by forklift accidents occur due to rollovers, workers on foot struck by the forklift, materials falling on the operator and workers falling from the forklift itself.

In order to prevent these types of incidents from occurring, the New York State Department of Labor has established industrial safety codes that apply to forklifts. These codes include: Industrial Code §23-9.8(b) provides that forklifts may not be overloaded; Industrial Code §23-9.8(c) provides that the forklift must have lockable brakes; Industrial Code §23-9.8(i) provides that a forklift must have an overhead canopy or screen to protect the operator; Industrial Code §23-9.8(k) prohibits workers from riding on the forks of a moving lift; and Industrial Code §23-9.8(l) which provides that every forklift must have audible warning devices.

HOW CAN AN ATTORNEY HELP ME IF I WAS INJURED IN A NY FORKLIFT ACCIDENT?

Unfortunately, the guidelines set by the New York State Department of Labor are often not followed, resulting in severe injuries. There are a number of different parties that may be at fault for a forklift accident, including the operator of the forklift, the owner of the forklift, the owner and general contractor of the construction site where the forklift is being operated, and subcontractors. In order to determine those responsible for a forklift accident it is important to hire attorneys that are familiar with the various laws of New York. The New York forklift lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf are well versed in the laws related to forklift accidents, including Labor Law of New York §240(1), §241(6) and §200. For more information see our NYC Construction accident page.

If you or a family member has suffered a severe injury as a result of a forklift accident, please contact the NYC forklift accident attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

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