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Investigation still ongoing into what caused forklift accident

Despite employers best efforts workplace accidents still happen in the Van Nuys and Los Angeles areas on a regular basis. When one of those accidents is caused due to negligence or careless behavior then the company or employer should be responsible to pay workers’ compensation.

Authorities are still not sure exactly what happened when a man was reportedly run over by a forklift while working at a printing shop recently. Investigators are still trying to gather information to determine the circumstances that took place that lead to the man being run over. According to reports, the man was injured when the forklift ran over his legs inside the business where he worked.

The man was trapped under the forklift after being run over, but when emergency crews arrived the man had been freed. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries to his legs. His condition was not known at the time of this report. There were no reports as to whether or not the forklift operator acted negligently any way or whether or not he or she was properly trained to be operating the lift.

If the investigation into this accident uncovers what happened and it is determined that the driver or the company who employed him/her was negligent in any way then the injured man could be eligible for significant compensation. At the very lest he should be eligible for workers' compensation for the time missed. Anyone who has been hurt at work might want to consider retaining an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.

Source: KOIN, “Forklift runs over man in NW Portland,"

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