As any construction worker knows, cranes are essential to lifting heavy loads and getting complicated projects completed on time. But if they are not maintained properly, cranes can also be some of the most damaging construction equipment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains strict standards for safety procedures related to crane equipment. These standards include regular inspections of job sites and equipment, only allowing qualified workers to operate the crane, and the use of designated protective equipment.
Unfortunately, manufacturers and construction companies do not always abide by these standards, and devastating crane accidents still occur. Advances in technology mean that today’s cranes are bigger than ever before, which means they can cause enormous damage if something goes wrong.
It is a well-known fact that construction is a dangerous industry, but that doesn’t mean that workers don’t deserve the best safety protections available. It is important to hold construction companies accountable in order to ensure that workers across the country are kept as safe as possible.
Crane accidents can result in property damage, worker injury, and, worst of all, death. If you or a loved one was injured by a crane malfunction, you may be entitled to compensation. Although this compensation cannot make up for injury or death suffered, it can help with costs like medical bills and lost wages that you may have suffered as a result of a crane accident.
You do not need to be a construction worker in order to receive compensation from a crane accident settlement. If you were injured in any way by a crane accident, including property damage, it is a good idea to contact an attorney to learn more about your options.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of workplace safety. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation. If you have been injured due to a crane accident, we understand why you are seeking justice — and we can help you achieve it.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss crane accidents and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.