Your New Jersey employer is responsible for your health and safety on the job. Still, all too many workers suffer from industrial accidents, especially those related to forklifts, because their employers are too negligent to provide appropriate training or safety measures. In fact, forklift accidents are among the most common injurious mishaps in today's industrial workplace, which is why your employer should take steps to protect you and your coworkers.
Victims often suffer serious injury because they do not understand the principles of forklift physics and mechanics. You may have been injured because a forklift driver tipped the vehicle over. No matter whether you were behind the wheel -- or you simply happened to be nearby -- many of these tip-over accidents could be prevented through appropriate work procedures and training. Drivers should be trained about how to keep their loads stable so they do not harm themselves or another warehouse worker.