Cranes are the most dangerous equipment to work at a construction site. The crane operators and other workers on the construction site are at high risk while working with a crane. The cranes are very huge and they can carry extremely heavy weights. Therefore even a slight error in operating the crane or a malfunctioning in the crane can result in a catastrophic crane accident.
Statistics show that between 1992 and 2006, around 600 construction worker lost their lives due to crane accidents. Whereas 58 deaths due to crane accidents were witnessed in 2008 alone. In 2008, crane collapses resulted in 73 cases of injuries and 28 deaths.
Crane body contact resulted in 6 fatalities and 7 serious injuries. 6 people lost their lives and 10 got injured when the crane load struck them.
We at Khashan Law very well understand the risks which the crane operators and other workers are at while working on dangerous construction sites. If you or your family member have been hurt in a crane accident, contact us and we will help you protect your interests.
Types of Crane Accidents:
Our team of specialised crane accident lawyers have seen workers suffering from 5 types of crane accidents:
- Being pinned against an object or surface by a Crane machinery
- Falling down from a crane or collapsing of a crane resulting in an accident
- Being stricken by the moving parts of the cranes
- Being hurt and hit by objects or loads carried by the cranes
- Electrocution because of the contact between a crane and electrical wires
Liability for a crane accident:
Crane accidents as a result of the failure or malfunctioning of cranes on a construction site can be implicated to a number of liable parties. Most of the crane-related injuries occur because of the mistake or error of the operator. In such cases the liability of the crane accident falls directly on the employer of the operator and the companies which were responsible for his training. An individual can be found at fault, for poor supervision or for failing to enforce safety procedures etc. The accident could have happened because of instances of poorly securing the load, not getting the lift site cleared or not accounting for the wind flow adequately. Other than operator errors, crane accidents can result due to mechanical problems. Poor maintenance of the cranes could lead them to collapse or break down. The owner of the company or the person responsible for maintaining the cranes can be held liable in case of malfunctioning of the cranes.
For crane operators or workers who get injured on a site due to a crane accident, worker’s compensation is available to them. However, this compensation is very limited under California law, which forces the workers to file lawsuits against the liable entities for their rightful compensation.
We at Khashan law are highly experienced and can file worker’s compensation claim on behalf of the workman and help him get his rightful compensation. The law favors the victims of crane accidents who have been injured because of the negligence of a third party or the employer. We have won a number of cases of crane accident injuries and have helped the victims in obtaining full compensation for their present and future damages. Call us at (951) 461-2387 for a free, confidential consultation.
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The Southern California Personal Injury Lawyers at Khashan Law represents clients injured by dog bites, car accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate to seek the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.
Unexpected and unfortunate things happen to good people. Our caring legal professionals are here to help you recover the financial payment you deserve so you can get on with your life. Remember, all legal fees are based on a percentage of the award, and you pay nothing for our services until we win your case. We have three conveniently-located offices in Southern California.
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