Due to their magnitude and the scale of the work they perform, cranes are powerful tools in the construction industry. They are so dangerous that the least possible slipup can cause severe injury or death to crane operators and to others near the work site. Some victims are left with permanent injuries along with excessive medical bills and other physical, mental, and financial issues.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crane accident, contact Victory Law Group, LLP today and let us explain your rights and legal options. We are the best auto accident and personal injury attorneys and with 20 years of collective experience, we can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your damages and/or losses.
Crane Accidents Causes
Construction is among the most dangerous industries in the United States due to the use of heavy equipment and machinery. Cranes are extremely big, hard to operate and require lots of coordination between crane operators and ground crew. A single moment of carelessness or malfunction can result in a catastrophic event.
Most crane accident can be caused by human error, which include:
- Inadequate training and experience operating a crane
- Slip and fall accidents on the crane or its rigging
- Poor communication among the crane crew and others around the crane
- Carrying an oversized load
- Setting up the crane on unstable ground
- Hitting an active electric line with the crane
- Faulty or defective crane machinery
Compensation after a Crane Accident
Crane accident victims and their families can seek compensation through:
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim and/or
- Filing a third party liability lawsuit
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to all qualifying employees for any work-related injury regardless of whether the employee was at fault for the incident or not. A third-party liability lawsuit is feasible if someone other than your employer or co-worker contributed to the accident. An example of this is a malfunctioning crane. In this case the crane manufacturer can be found negligent and responsible for your damages and losses. Contact Victory Law Group, LLP today and let our experienced attorneys handle your crane accident claim.