Lowe’s Employee Accused of Injuring Vendor with Forklift
A vendor employed by Wood Plus Hardwood Flooring is taking legal action after he was injured in an incident at Lowe’s Home Improvement Center.
According to the claim, Christopher Billings was injured on the job when a Lowe’s employee drove a forklift over his foot. Billings filed a complaint in January in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Charleston Division, after he was injured at the Fayetteville home improvement store in September 2017.
Billings claims he sustained personal injuries, and suffered pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and medical expenses. The complaint alleges Lowe’s is responsible because the driver of the forklift had not been properly trained and was not supervised while operating the machinery.
Our firm is representing Mr. Billings, who has requested a jury trial. He is seeking financial compensation for all special and general damages, as well as court and attorney fees. We believe Lowe’s is responsible for his injuries because had the company properly trained their employee to drive the forklift, Mr. Billings would not have been injured.
Compensation for Injured Workers
The case against Lowe’s is not entirely unique. People are injured every day while performing work duties, whether at their place of employment or onsite at third-party locations.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created standards that businesses and employers must meet. The goal is to keep people safe from harm and hold employers responsible when these standards are not met. But despite the protections in place, people suffer unnecessary injuries on the job on a regular basis.
What happens when an employer fails to meet these standards or a third-party’s negligence causes you harm?
Depending on the details of your situation, you could have a right to take legal action.
We’ve worked with many clients who were injured on the job due to the negligence of their employer or another entity. These injuries are frequently serious and require long-term medical attention, as well as time away from work. They can disrupt your entire life and create challenges that extend beyond your immediate injuries.
If you’ve been injured on the job and you believe your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help. We know how difficult it is to deal with injuries in the workplace.
To learn more or to find out whether you are eligible for compensation after a workplace injury, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377 to learn more.