Many Georgia loading dock accidents involve forklifts. These machines require extensive training to provide safety for the forklift operators as well as other people in the area.
Some of the most common reasons for loading dock accidents involving forklifts include:
- improper loading of the forklift;
- driving forklifts at unsafe heights;
- untrained or unlicensed forklift operators;
- ignoring safety regulations for forklift operation;
- overloaded forklifts; and
- driving a forklift too quickly.
Ignoring forklift safety precautions and regulations can easily lead to a loading dock accident in Georgia. If you have been injured in a worksite accident such as a loading dock accident, you may be entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits as well as other potential sources of compensation such as a lawsuit against a liable third party.
Speaking to an Atlanta worksite injury lawyer can help you better understand your legal rights after a forklift or loading dock accident. They can also help you through each step of the Workers' Compensation claims process and provide legal guidance should the insurance company try to unfairly reduce or deny your claim.
If you are permanently disabled as the result of your loading dock accident, your Atlanta worksite accident lawyer can also explain which disability benefits may be available through Workers' Compensation and other programs.
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Contacting an Atlanta Worksite Injury Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a loading dock accident, traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case.