Crane and aerial lift accidents can be extremely serious, and may cause permanent disability, injury, or wrongful death. Often the medical bills will be large, and there may be a long period of disability and lost wages. Worker’s compensation may pay for some of the bills and lost earnings, but cannot adequately compensate an injured worker for permanent losses and disability arising from a serious crane or aerial lift accident.
Free Crane & Aerial Lift Injury Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured in a crane or aerial lift accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Sadly, crane accidents have become almost a daily occurrence throughout the United States. Cranes & aerial lifts are the backbone of the construction industry, and are a vital part of projects in refineries, chemical plants, factories, new building constructions, warehouses, marine docks, & railroad yards.
Malfunctioning equipment, high wind, poorly designed crane or job sites, excessive weight, poorly maintained equipment, unperformed or poorly performed safety inspections, ignoring common safety practices and inexperienced or inadequate crane operation can all contribute to a serious or fatal crane accident.
Data from the U.S. Census of Fatal Occupational Injury identified 632 deaths involving cranes from 1992 and 2006 – an average of 42 deaths per year. The majority of the deaths were caused by truck cranes, followed by overhead or gantry cranes, tower cranes, and floating or barge cranes.
There are specific licensing, safety and inspection requirements for crane & aerial lift operation. In fact, crane operators are required to be licensed separately through the city and receive one of three types of crane licenses, depending on what type of crane they are permitted to operate.
Injuries and deaths resulting from crane accidents are complex legal cases involving city, state, and federal laws. Such cases require a crane accident lawyer experienced in wrongful death litigation and serious injury cases, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation injuries and physical therapy, rehabilitation, and disability issues.
Do I have a Crane or Aerial Lift Injury Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in crane & aerial lift injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.