Forklift Injury Attorney Monmouth County, NJ
Serving Clients across Red Bank, Freehold, Wall, Middletown, West Long Branch, and Monmouth County
One of the leading causes of accidents and injury in the United States is that of forklift accident injuries. Used in a wide variety of industrial operations including construction sites, manufacturing, warehouses, and more, forklifts require careful operation, effective safety protocols, and regular maintenance in order to avoid causing injury to employees and visitors of a worksite.
However, these necessary precautions aren’t always taken, and when this happens, serious injury can very easily occur anytime forklifts are involved.
If you have been injured in any kind of forklift accident, you may be able to recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim or a workers’ compensation claim, depending upon the circumstances and your specific needs. Of course, anytime you are seeking compensation from an insurance company, whether that be the insurance company of any responsible parties or the insurance company of your employer, it is extremely important that you retain experienced legal counsel to guide you through the recovery process, ensure your rights and financial future are protected, and help you ultimately resolve your claim in the most favorable manner possible.
At The Law Office of Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh, our attorneys have extensive experience helping the victims of forklift accident injuries to recover financial compensation in personal injury claims and workers; compensation claims in towns across Monmouth County, including Red Bank, Freehold, Wall, Middletown, and West Longbranch.
Call our office to discuss your unique needs and situation when it comes to any kind of forklift accident injury in a free and confidential consultation with our attorney team today.
Forklift Injuries to Employees, Middletown Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Part of the trade-off of all New Jersey employers offering workers’ compensation benefits to injured employees is that those same employees are legally prevented from bringing personal injury negligence lawsuits against their employer.
This means that if you are an employee of the company operating the forklift which caused your injuries, you most likely will not be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. However, the good news is that workers’ compensation claims are much easier to pursue, as they require no proof of fault by any party. Additionally, while workers’ compensation claims cannot recover compensation for pain and suffering, you can still recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, and any lost income or wages you have suffered.
If you have been injured by a forklift in any kind of accident, and are an employee of the company operating the forklift, contact our Middletown workers’ compensation lawyers today to begin discussing how to go about filing for a workers’ compensation claim, and how we can help you to ensure a full and fair recovery is made.
Forklift Injuries to Non-Employees of the Operating Company, Freehold Personal Injury Attorneys
On the other hand, if you have been injured in a forklift accident and are not an employee of the company operating the forklift, it may be possible to bring a personal injury claim against any negligent parties. Or conversely, if you were performing a work-related task for your employer when the forklift accident occurred, you may be able to instead file a workers’ compensation with your own employer.
This particular situation is much more common when it comes to forklift injuries, as most often, the places which use forklifts as part of their operations will hire a third-party forklift company, rather than operating those same forklifts themselves.
When it comes to deciding whether to file a forklift accident personal injury claim, or a forklift accident workers’ compensation claim, one of the most critical determining factors will be the question of negligence. If you and your Freehold personal injury attorney believe you can prove another party’s reckless or negligent actions were what directly lead to your injuries, then a personal injury claim may be preferable as you will be able to recover a much greater total amount of compensation.
If, on the other hand, you and your Freehold personal injury attorney do not believe you can prove any acts of negligence, or negligence played no role in your forklift accident, then a workers’ compensation claim may be preferable. Speak with our Monmouth County injury attorneys today to gain a much clearer understanding of which type of claim may be more beneficial to you in your unique circumstances, and how we can help you to successfully recover the compensation you need and deserve for your forklift accident injuries.
Contact Our West Long Branch Forklift Injury Attorneys Today
At Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh, our attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury and workers’ compensation claims of all kinds in towns across Monmouth County, including Wall, Middletown, Freehold, Red Bank, and West Long Branch.
The service we offer to every client is the product of over 50 years of diligent, committed, and diversified legal practice. Our attorney team has participated in many landmark and precedent setting cases across New Jersey, and we have carefully built an unrivaled reputation for success among lawmakers, businesses, insurance companies, and the community at large.
To speak with our firm today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your forklift accident injuries, what options you have available to you for recovering financial compensation, and how exactly we can help you to do so, please contact us online, or through our West Long Branch office at (732) 440-3950.