Forklifts and powered industrial trucks are heavy industrial machinery that require training, skill, and attention to operate correctly. Failure to properly train employees on forklift use or failure to follow forklift safety rules can result injury or even death.
One of our clients was doing his job when a poorly trained, inattentive forklift driver dropped a load of material and shoved it against the back of our client’s foot. The material trapped our client’s foot against a wall. He had to remove his foot and go to the hospital. Our client was diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon and had to have the tendon surgically reconstructed. The case settled for a confidential amount.