New York Crane Accident Lawyer
Cranes are a fixture on nearly any large-scale construction site. Cranes require extensive training to be operated correctly, and improper crane use can result in any number of serious or deadly accidents, such as crane collapse, worker electrocution, or falling materials injuring workers below. Injuries received from crane accidents often require extensive medical attention and months of rehabilitation, expenses that can be hard to pay while out of work work due to injury. If you have been injured in a crane accident, get the compensation you’re owed for your injuries by contacting a New York crane accident lawyer at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello.
Crane Accidents Result in High Proportion of Fatal Injuries
According to a report by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 50% of all crane accidents that caused an injury resulted in a fatality. Additionally, this report noted that 90% of all crane accidents occur as a result of human error. If negligent operation or setup of a crane was a factor in causing your crane accident injuries—and chances are, it was—then you may have a valid legal claim that entitles you to compensation for your injuries.
Common crane accidents include:
- Crane boom contact with nearby objects
- Electrocution from crane boom contact with active power lines
- Crane tipping due to failure to use stabilizing outriggers
- Improperly balanced loads tipping and falling on those below
- Mobile cranes colliding with other vehicles and objects, or running over workers or pedestrians
Crane suppliers can be liable for worker injuries
When you’re hurt at work, you’re typically barred from bringing a lawsuit against your employer and will be forced to rely on Workers’ Compensation. However, if you’ve been hurt on the job site by a crane accident, you may have a claim against the company that provided the crane, the crane’s manufacturer, or against the subcontracted crane operator. Your attorney can help you gather evidence to prove any negligence on behalf of the crane provider or operator, including:
- Failure to perform adequate crane maintenance
- Failure to comply with crane operator training and certification rules
- Negligence in installing cranes on job sites
- Negligent failure to deactivate electrical lines prior to crane use
- Failure to follow manufacturer guidelines on crane load and usage limits
Get Aggressive & Experienced Legal Representation in New York Crane Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a crane accident, you may have a right to money damages to cover your lost wages and medical expenses as you recover from your injuries. Seek help from experienced New York construction accident lawyers so that you can recover what you deserve for your injuries. Contact a knowledgeable and compassionate New York crane accident lawyer at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a free consultation on your case, in Marlboro at 845-236-4411, and in Kingston at 845-331-4100.