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Forklift Safety: Protecting Our Community

At Mendez Isaac Joudi, PLLC, our workplace accident lawyers are deeply committed to the safety of our community. Every day, warehouse and manufacturing employees in El Paso, Texas, and beyond rely on forklifts to move heavy loads efficiently. However, according to OSHA, forklifts pose significant dangers, resulting in nearly 100 fatalities and over 35,000 serious injuries each year. If you or a loved one has been affected by a forklift accident while at work, we are here to fight for your rights.

Understanding Forklift Dangers

Forklift accidents often lead to tragic consequences, including life-altering and fatal injuries. These accidents commonly occur due to:

  • Forklift overturns
  • Striking or pinning incidents involving forklifts
  • Employees falling from forklifts

One critical factor in preventing forklift accidents is proper training for operators. Certification to operate these heavy machines is essential. However, several key considerations contribute to forklift dangers:

  • Forklifts can weigh up to 9,000 pounds
  • Only the front tires of a forklift have brakes
  • Forklifts are steered using the back tires
  • They are heavier in the back, leading to stability challenges
  • Maintenance issues can lead to accidents
  • Operator visibility may be obstructed

While operator error is a common cause of forklift accidents, equipment maintenance also plays a significant role. If an employee is injured or killed due to improper maintenance, the responsibility lies with the forklift owner.

Why Choose Us

At MIJ, our lawyers have over 50 years of combined legal experience, making us the right choice to handle your forklift accident case. Our commitment to the El Paso community drives us to fight tirelessly for those who cannot fight for themselves.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been affected by a forklift accident in El Paso, Texas, or anywhere in New Mexico, MIJ, is here to help. We offer free consultations to discuss your case and answer your questions.

Contact us today at 915-289-0020 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation. Let us be your advocates as we fight for your rights and help you secure the compensation you need to move forward after a forklift accident.