A 51-year-old worker from Rockaway, New Jersey suffered a head injury while driving a forklift at his job. According to a news report, the worker was driving a forklift on the back of a trailer. Apparently, the trailer moved, and, the forklift and its driver fell off of the back of the trailer, approximately four feet down to the ground. The man suffered a head injury and required medical attention.
Workplace injuries are often significant, especially when the accident occurs at an industrial or construction site. Head injuries, such as the one suffered in the accident described above, are common and can result in traumatic brain damage with lifelong consequences, including loss of memory, chronic headaches and personality changes. Similarly, severe fractures, other orthopedic injuries and injuries to internal organs can also result in disability, preventing an individual from being able to return to work or their usual occupation.
Following a workplace accident resulting in serious injury, workers and their families can consult with an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer to find out more information about preserving their rights. If you have or a loved one has been injured at work, call the lawyers at Blume Forte at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive review of your potential claim.