Warehouse Accident Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Warehouse workers are one of the fastest growing occupations in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment within the warehousing industry is expected to grow. Safety is a major concern in this industry. The operation of trucks, lifts, and other technically advanced equipment can be dangerous without proper training and supervision. Many industries contain warehouse or storage environments, not just the wholesale distribution industry. On average, warehouse accidents happen every day. The high levels of injury undoubtedly arise from the wide range of risks present in warehousing, ranging from storage and manual/mechanical handling systems to the equipment, substances and work practices used.
Every year, numerous warehouse workers are critically injured. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been prevented, and are a direct result of employer negligence. Warehouse employers are responsible for the safety and well-being of their employees. They must make sure that their employees are working in safe conditions and are also forewarned of all possible dangers. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers, handles numerous warehouse accidents.
After an employee has been injured in a warehouse accident, he/she is legally entitled to seek compensation. A warehouse accident victim may seek monetary damages for his/her: medical expenses, injuries, lost wages, lost future income, physical and mental impairment, and pain and suffering. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys, will get you the optimal financial recovery for your injuries occurring as a result of warehouse accidents including:
- Collisions involving overhead doors
- Forklift rollovers and collisions
- Truck lift gate accidents
- Mistakes stacking or securing pallets
- Poorly secured dock plates
- Scaffolding collapses
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Collisions that involve overhead doors
- Improper stacking or storing of pallets
- Poorly secured dock plates
- Accidents involving truck lift gates
- Route delivery accidents (in the field or at the destination)
- Walking on pallet racking with insufficient clasps
- Ergonomic-related pains such as lifting, reaching, pulling, and pushing
- Material handling incidents such as dropped boxes and forklift accidents
- Falls from a height (racking, vehicle or ladder)
- Being struck by a vehicle (fork lift truck)
- Being struck by a falling or moving object.
The likelihood of serious bodily injury depends on the type of the accident. Victims of warehouse accidents may sustain catastrophic injuries, the most common are crushed limbs, mangled arms or loss of a limb. All these injuries can have effects that last a lifetime. If you have been injured, maimed or seriously disabled from a warehouse accident and require medical treatment, rehabilitation or become unable to work, our knowledgeable legal team at the Lassen Law Firm will work tirelessly on your behalf to represent your interests and protect your legal rights.
Personal Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania
Warehouses provide many opportunities for accidents to occur. Warehouses are often equipped with heavy machinery, equipment, high ledges, walkways, and dangerous industrial chemicals. More than 35,000 people get seriously injured in warehouses every year with more than 60,000 workers sustaining non-serious injuries. About 100 warehouse workers are wrongfully killed in warehouse accidents every year. Accidents happen for a variety of reasons, a high number of them occur due to defective or improperly used machinery.
Almost all warehouse workers use some sort of equipment or machinery to do their jobs. Working with any type of complex or heavy machinery on a job carries some risk. Large, heavy and complex machinery requires adequate training and skills to operate it safely and properly. Even with mandatory safety measures in place, machinery accidents in warehouses can still occur for a number of reasons. Manufacturing defects, mechanical breakdowns or other unforeseen circumstances can cause a worker serious injuries. Safety regulations and properly maintained equipment are two vital components of preventing injury.
In many cases, negligence of some kind is to blame for these warehouse injuries. It may be on the part of the warehouse owner or supervisor, the manufacturer of a piece of equipment, or a driver of a truck or other piece of heavy machinery. Regardless of the allocation of the liability among all the responsible parties, the victim deserves to be compensated for their injuries. If you have been injured in a warehouse accident, contact a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to obtain the restitution you need to recover from your injuries.
The Lassen Law Firm has handled all types of warehouse accident injury cases, and our Pennsylvania warehouse accident lawyers have decades of experience in handling complex litigation. Our experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorneys are dedicated and knowledgeable, and fight for our clients with the goal of helping them obtain maximum compensation for their pain and suffering. Contact the Lassen Law Firm today if you have been injured in a warehouse accident, and we will review your case to determine who was at fault, so that they can increase your chances of receiving the optimal financial recovery. Through our hard work and quick action we have been able to obtain high awards for our clients, including an award of $417,000 for a warehouse worker injured by a power truck which was operated by a drunk driver. Call the Lassen Law Firm now to see how we can help you.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% contingency fee, not the standard 45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen