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Construction Accidents and Cranes

By Matthew Golitko on February 14, 2014

Construction Accidents and CranesWhen it comes to workplace accidents, some of the most serious kinds of injuries occur at construction sites. Because of this, it's important that injured workers have skilled litigators on their side to assist them with their various legal needs.

Our workplace injury and workers' compensation lawyers would like to take a few moments right now to consider the nature of crane accidents and why these kinds of incidents need to be taken very seriously.

Why Crane Accidents Can Be So Severe

Cranes are an essential part of many major construction jobs, particularly when building structures that are tall or at high heights. Cranes themselves can pose a major danger given the possibility of mechanical failure or unfortunate accidents that occur during regular work time.

Broken bones, lacerations, major contusions, and other serious injuries are not uncommon following crane accidents. Sometimes these kinds of accidents can leave victims physically impaired for years and years.

Falls from Cranes

Falls from cranes can be quite serious, especially when cranes are situated at steep heights. Workers must make sure that they are properly secured at all times when working on cranes. There are times when a safety harness or safety line breaks, or when a worker is made to do something unsafe as demanded by their bosses. In such cases, there must be legal accountability.

Crane Collapses and Malfunctions

Sometimes the crane is overtaxed, i.e., made to carry a load that is too heavy for it to support. In those cases, cranes themselves may collapse or tip over, resulting in major injuries to the crane operator and those in the vicinity of the crane. Both the workers who were injured and bystanders who were injured may have legal claims to file following such a serious accident.

Fatalities During Crane Accidents

Given the kinds of falls and mechanical failures that can occur in these sorts of construction accidents, it's not uncommon for workers to be killed as a result of a serious crane accident. This is one of many compelling reasons why you need strong legal counsel on your side following such instances.

How Our Legal Team Can Help You

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crane accident, we will fight diligently to ensure that you receive just compensation for any injuries or losses sustained. This includes any future physical rehabilitation that you may need. We will examine the nature of the crane accident and see if there was negligence on the part of your employer that may have contributed to the accident occurring.

If you have been denied workers' compensation even though you have a legitimate claim, we will to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.

In the event of a fatal crane accident, we will be sure to hold your employer accountable for the tragic death. While the compensation will not bring your loved one back, it can help with the grieving and mourning process.

Learn More About Construction Accident Litigation

If you would like to learn more about construction accident litigation and how our attorneys can help you in your time of legal need, be sure to contact our Indianapolis and Kokomo workers' compensation lawyers today. We look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve just compensation for any injuries sustained.

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