Safety is paramount at construction sites. The size and complexity of forklifts and other heavy machinery pose additional dangers. When co-workers are careless
or are not properly trained, when construction sites are understaffed and when equipment malfunctions and collisions occur, it’s important to learn about your injury rights.
Understanding Workplace Injuries
The New Haven forklift accident lawyers of Gillis Law Firm have handled hundreds of construction site and workers’ compensation cases in our 40 years of combined experience. We are experienced in handling both types of potential claims following a forklift injury: workers’ compensation claims and third-party claims.
- If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, which will cover medical bills and lost wages.
- If your injuries were caused by a contractor or another party who is not your employer, you may be eligible for a third-party claim and a lump-sum payment from the third-party’s insurer.
Since 1978, Gillis Law Firm has represented hundreds of construction site and industrial site workers and union members throughout Connecticut following machinery accidents and injuries. For a no-charge consultation, please call 866-603-9810.
Choose An Attorney Who Can Handle All Aspects Of Your Case
When you recover compensation for a third-party claim, the workers’ compensation system may have a right to recover two-thirds of the benefits paid to you. It’s important to work with an attorney who can work effectively to obtain and protect the compensation you deserve and handle the complexities that arise when working with a government agency and/or when multiple claims arise.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
Gillis Law Firm offers free initial consultations and evening and weekend appointments. Se habla español. If you’ve been injured in a forklift accident, call us today at 866-603-9810, or tell us about your case, and we’ll be in touch with you soon.