While one can be injured in any field of work, be it an office job or physical labor, construction sites may be one of the most hazardous. A crane accident can cause a lot of damage to the individual who gets injured. From spinal to head injuries, it is unlikely that one will be able to just walk away once hurt. Immediate medical attention or even hospitalization may be needed as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in a crane accident, finding a lawyer in Brooklyn will be more than beneficial for your future case. Our team at Shulman & Hill is happy to provide you with all the assistance you may need. We will make sure you get the compensation you most likely deserve.
Common Injuries During Crane Accidents
The is a variety of injuries you may suffer if you were part of a crane accident. There is a number of potentially dangerous situations that come specifically with heavy lifting on a crane. Some of the common injuries that you may have after a crane accident include:
- Various types of head injuries,
- General bruising, cuts and lacerations,
- Spinal injuries, fractures, and damaged limbs if you do happen to fall from a great height,
- Crush injuries.
Common reasons for a crane accident are either a large number of materials falling from a height on top of the person or the operator of the crane falling out of the crane. Both of these can lead the victim to deal with complex injuries. Since they can be so serious, it is important to have the right legal representation on your side.
An attorney can help you define the liable party for the accident, be it your employer or manager for not providing a safe space or proper training, or a faulty crane that is not working properly due to a design flaw.
Some injuries can happen with employees who are in the way when equipment has become detached while it is being lifted, which due to the weight of the machine can be fatal. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a crane accident, seek medical help right away. Once urgent care has been provided, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later. An attorney can assist with the next steps and be your best source of legal advice.
Accidents with a Crane Involving Workers
According to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, there is a duty of care required for employers when it comes to their employees. This may potentially cover most causes of an accident with a crane. Although, it is first important to pinpoint the liable party.
With the help of the right legal team, you may be able to determine who was negligent when it came to the crane accident. Pinning the liable party will be helpful when filing a claim, knowing who may be responsible to pay out compensation for the injuries you sustained during the accident.
Having legal representation can benefit you greatly and will enable you to have time to recover. Besides determining the liable parties, an attorney can help with the paperwork and calculating your losses, past and future.
How to File a Crane Accident Claim
After an accident, it is important for you to file the claim correctly. The best way to file a claim and get compensation is to prove negligence on one or more other parties.
It is necessary to find evidence to help support the incident. Evidence like pictures of the crane and its location, statements from witnesses, medical statements you obtain directly after the accident, and more can help prove if the duty of care has been breached. Our attorneys can investigate this and help you figure out if you have a strong case for the issue, or assist in building a solid case. It is best to reach out to an attorney sooner rather than later.
Working with the right Brooklyn crane accidents lawyer will help you get the claim process done well. We can investigate your case and then handle all of the negotiations necessary for the claim.
In the case we do not reach a fair enough settlement, our attorneys are prepared to go to court and fiercely represent you and fight for your interests.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill?
Our attorneys at Shulman & Hill are happy to help with your crane accident case in Brooklyn. We can assist you with all aspects of the case and make sure that you get the compensation and care that you most likely deserve after a crane accident. Some of the steps that we will take with you during your case include:
- We will sit down with you and discuss your case in detail to see what we can learn.
- We can then begin investigating and gathering evidence to learn more about what happened and how we can help. Putting together evidence will benefit the case and our team is happy to guide you in the right direction.
- We can create and file the case for you. By taking care of all paperwork, our goal is for you to focus on recovery rather than worrying about the details of the claim.
- We will negotiate with insurers as needed and handle all communications for you, aiming to get a fair agreement in mediation for you to get the settlement you are most likely entitled to.
- If needed, we will support you in trial and fight for fair compensation.
When you are injured in a crane accident, you need the right representation to help you recovered and back on track. Our team at Shulman & Hill can provide you with the care and attention you need. Our skilled Brooklyn crane accident lawyers will make sure you are taken care of and will share their expertise and offer all the help you may need in the process. Contact us today to get started.