Our crane accident attorneys help people and construction workers who were injured due to crane-related accidents. The stark reality is that crane accidents result in severe injuries and even death all across the U.S. Accident victims and their family members deserve fair compensation for their injuries.
A number of scenarios can lead to a crane accident. For example, an operator may use a crane outside of a manufacturer’s specifications, workers may make errors in setting up a crane, and a crane could collapse. Common injuries in these cases include head and brain injuries, back injuries, and broken bones.
Note personal injury attorneys can file a crane-related lawsuit on behalf of their clients. These suits are often filed on the basis of:
Not only can an attorney help you to bring a crane accident lawsuit, but he/she can help accident victims by:
- managing their medical treatment and care,
- gathering evidence to discover liable parties,
- filing a workers’ compensation claim on their behalf, and
- filing a personal injury claim with the insurance company of any at-fault party.
The Shouse Law Group is a personal injury law firm that represents people in crane accident cases. Our experienced crane accident attorneys work tirelessly for all our clients and seek to get you the biggest settlement possible. Contact our law firm today to get the legal representation you deserve.
What are common causes of crane accidents and common injuries?
The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries in the U.S. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth numerous safety standards that people must adhere to while working on a particular construction site.
Sometimes, though, these standards are not met and construction injuries take place, including those involving cranes. Crane-related accidents can lead to serious injury and even the death of a worker. From 2011 to 2017, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 297 total crane-related fatalities.1
Common causes of crane accidents include:
- failing to comply with safety standards,
- improperly setting up a crane,
- crane collapse,
- not choosing the appropriate types of cranes for a job,
- using a crane outside of a manufacturer’s specifications, and
- crane operators making contact with power lines.
Note that there are cases where a person will suffer crane accident injuries after making a mistake as a crane operator. While operators can still receive compensation in these cases, their ultimate recovery will get reduced according to California’s comparative negligence laws.
Common crane accident injuries include:
- traumatic brain injuries,
- spinal cord injuries,
- back injuries,
- broken bones, and
Who are common defendants in crane accident cases?
Injured workers can usually file a crane lawsuit against any of the following parties:
- construction companies,
- contractors and subcontractors,
- individual construction workers,
- property owners,
- crane manufacturers, and
- government agencies.
If successful in an injury lawsuit or claim, a victim can receive compensation for:
- medical bills and medical expenses,
- lost wages,
- lost earning capacity,
- property damage, and
- pain and suffering.
If a worker was killed in a crane accident, the party’s family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for the accident. Damages can include (but are not limited to):
- burial and funeral expenses,
- amounts the deceased would have earned as income, and
- compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship and support.
What is the role of construction accident lawyers in crane cases?
Personal injury lawyers play an integral role in these injury cases.
For example, a lawyer interviews crane accident victims to learn the facts of their case and their medical needs. As to the latter, attorneys can help clients receive immediate medical attention and manage their ongoing medical care.
An injury lawyer can help gather evidence in a case to discover all the parties that contributed to an accident. If applicable, the lawyer can appoint an expert to a case to help present this evidence to a judge or jury.
Crane attorneys can also help victims file a personal injury claim with the insurance company of any at-fault party. Similarly, they can assist victims in filing a workers’ comp claim. Workers’ compensation benefits include compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.
Finally, an injury lawyer can file a lawsuit on behalf of their clients.
What is the benefit of a crane attorney?
Crane attorneys help clients receive the largest settlement possible that is available for their case.
They know what a case is worth. This means they can hold liable parties to pay their fair share for an injury.
Lawyers can also find hidden value within a case so as to maximize a victim’s compensation.
Note that attorneys step ride in with a case and manage it from day one. As a result, injury victims can concentrate on their health and healing.
Most injury attorneys provide a free evaluation/case review. This allows potential clients to learn their legal options without spending a dime.
Further, all communications with an attorney are protected by the attorney-client relationship. Lawyers cannot disclose a client’s information unless the client agrees.
For additional help…
If you or a loved one was injured in a crane accident, we invite you to contact our California personal injury lawyers at the Shouse Law Group. Our attorneys provide both free consultations and legal advice you can trust.
We work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation available for your case.