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Forklift Accident Leaves Employee With Significant Injuries

Even the most experienced forklift operators can suffer injury when at the workplace.

(from patch.com)

An employee was injured Tuesday afternoon in a workplace accident in Bartow County.

Crews with Bartow County Emergency Emergency Medical Services responded to the call at Vista Metals at 800 Martin Luther King Drive in Adairsville.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a man "partially trapped in the forklift," said spokesperson Brad Cothran.

Cothran said the forklift tilted forward, throwing the man head first into the windshield. The patient complained of having no feeling in his arms or legs.

If you work with, or near, forklifts, you need to make sure you take all the necessary precautions to avoid injury. However, it is also the employer's responsibility to ensure that all the necessary precautions are in place to ensure a worker's safety.

If you have been hurt on the job, whether it be due to a forklift or not, you need to understand your rights and the types of compensation that are available to you.

Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485 or visit us at Loneylaw.com and we'll be happy to answer your questions. The insurance company will NOT be on your side...we will be, and we will fight alongside you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve!

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