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San Jose Forklift Accident Attorney

Lawyer for Bay Area Forklift Accident Victims

A number of things can go wrong on a construction site. When accidents involve heavy machinery, the injuries sustained can be especially serious. If you have been injured in a forklift accident, an experienced attorney can help you explore your recovery options. The amount of benefits you can receive through workers' compensation is limited, and you may need to determine whether third-party claims can be pursued to ensure that all of the expenses related to your injury will be fully addressed.

From his San Jose law office, Attorney John J. Garvey, III has been providing legal help for injured construction workers and other victims for over 45 years. He represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases, and he can make sure you get the medical care you need and the full extent of workers' compensation benefits you deserve. Our firm can fully document your injuries to ensure that you will be compensated for medical expenses, loss of income while recovering following a forklift accident, permanent disabilities that may affect your future income, and your pain and suffering.

Helping Forklift Accident Victims Procure Compensation

There are a number of things that can go wrong with forklifts on construction sites, warehouses, or other workplaces, from mechanical failures to accidents caused by operators. Whatever the conditions were that led to your work injury, you have the right to hold the party or parties who were responsible accountable for your injuries. The Law Office of John J. Garvey, III is prepared to investigate and pursue compensation for accidents involving a number of different forms of negligence, including:

  • Forklifts that collide with workers due to negligent operation, brake failure, or dangerous conditions on a construction site or other locations
  • Failure of a forklift to back up correctly, resulting in injuries to a forklift operator
  • Forklifts that crash into other forklifts or other vehicles at a construction site or warehouse, resulting in injuries to one or both operators or others who were involved
  • Load collapses caused by forklift operators who attempt to carry loads that are too heavy or fail to follow the correct procedures when loading or unloading items.

Almost all construction accident victims are entitled to workers' compensation, but there is a limited amount that a person can receive through these benefits. Workers' comp will only pay for a percentage of the wages lost due to an injury, and it will not address the pain and suffering a person has experienced. If a forklift accident was caused by someone other than an employer or a co-worker, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim, which will allow you to recover compensation for the full amount of your damages, with no caps on the amount you can receive.

Contact Our Santa Clara County Forklift Accident Lawyer

A forklift accident can be devastating. In the aftermath of this type of workplace accident, Attorney John J. Garvey, III will take the time to get to know you and understand the full impact of your injury on your life. He will fight to make sure you will be fully compensated for your damages. Located in San Jose, Mr. Garvey can visit you at home or in the hospital in addition to his availability during weekly office hours. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and learn more. Call 408-293-7777 today.

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