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Understanding the underlying causes of forklift accidents

Posted on December 18, 2014 11:49 am under Construction Accident

There are many factors that may increase the risk of a forklift accident. Cluttered workplace environment, disorganized traffic, and lack of safety precautions and enforcement during forklift operations can all contribute to a forklift incident.

One of the most common forklift-related accidents is forklift collision. Forklifts may strike a person or another vehicle if precautions are not taken. For instance, there is an imminent danger of forklift collision when forklifts are being operated on or near break rooms and other areas where traffic on foot is high.  Forklift crashes may also happen when speed limits are not established, stop signs are nowhere near the intersections, and overhead dome mirrors are not placed in locations with decreased visibility, such as blind corners.

There were times, however, when an accident could not have happened if the employer had not failed to put in place safety measures to prevent forklift collisions from occurring. If you have been involved in a forklift accident due to someone else’s recklessness, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you need. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 to have your case assessed today.