With over 125,000 cranes in operation across the United States, it goes without saying that working with such machinery requires a significant amount of care and safety. Every year, workers are severely injured in construction accidents nationwide, including (but not limited to) falls, crane collapses, overturns, tool malfunctions, extreme weather, misuse, and electrocution from being lifted into power lines. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, crane-related fatalities alone average 71 per year.
While the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) states that employers must ensure they use the right crane for the job, train workers properly on crane operation, assign signal-persons and riggers for safety, and observe a previously-established crane safety plan, occasionally individuals or employers will fail to adhere to these safety standards.
Workers who have experienced crane accidents and been severely injured face many challenges. Not only are they left to deal with the pain and difficulties related to healing, but they may be out of work for such a significant amount of time that their household's financial security is threatened by the loss of wages. Additionally, injured workers may struggle with exorbitant medical expenses and battle with insurance companies over payment for the treatment of such injuries as:
- Broken Bones
- Paralysis (sometimes permanent)
- Skull Fractures
- Traumatic Brain Injury (sometimes potentially permanent damage)
- Internal Injuries
- Electrocution Burns
- …and more.
For many workers who have been severely injured in a crane accident, the medical and financial needs of being both out of work and in need of care cannot be properly covered by such programs as worker's compensation. Some may have been injured so severely as to prevent them from returning to their previous field of work, leaving them starting from square one after a major loss of career. In other cases, workers may even find themselves at odds with their employers over the incident. Whatever the case, injured parties may be entitled to appropriate compensation due to the nature of their crane accident and resulting injuries. Because of this, it is important to obtain an experienced lawyer to help navigate through difficult legal territory.
Since 1977, Mr. Cunningham has been representing individuals who have suffered serious crane injuries. He works on your side to get you the compensation you and your family deserve after an accident. Please call us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for additional information.
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