Answers to Your Construction Forklift Injury Questions

Who, Why, What, When, and How to Recover From a Construction Forklift Injury

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

This is likely a situation that you have never been in before. Whether you are new to construction or you have worked on construction sites for many years, you have never before been hurt in a forklift accident. You are left in pain, unable to work, and with many questions about your recovery.

Here Are Some of the Answers You Need

Questions about your physical recovery should be directed to your doctor. Here, however, are some answers to some common questions about legal and financial recoveries:

  • Who is responsible for paying for my medical bills and lost income? That depends on why you were hurt and what you do about your possible recovery. If you do nothing then you may be responsible for your medical bills and you may receive no compensation for your lost income. If you have a workers’ compensation claim then your employer’s insurer may be responsible for your medical costs and a portion of your lost income. If you have a personal injury claim against a third party then that party—or his insurer—may be responsible for your medical costs, lost income, and other damages.
  • What do I have to do to get a fair recovery? You need to know your rights and you need to file your claim before the deadline to do so expires.
  • When should I expect a recovery? That depends on several factors including when you file a claim, how complicated your case is, and how agreeable the other party is to a fair settlement.
  • How can I protect my rights and potential recovery? You can educate yourself about construction accident law by browsing free online resources, such as those available on this website, and you can contact a construction accident lawyer.
  • Why it is important for me to get help? Your recovery is too important to risk. A lawyer can help you make sure that your rights and your fair recovery are protected. A lawyer can also remove the stress and uncertainty from your life and allow you to focus on your physical recovery.

Of course, you likely have other specific questions about your recovery and you deserve answers to those questions as well. To get those questions answered, please start a live chat with us now or contact us directly via this website to schedule an initial meeting.