New York City Crane Accidents Lawyer

Crane accidents are not as common as some of the other workplace injuries, but in New York City, it is always possible that an accident with a crane will happen. These accidents often end in a fatality. For those who do survive, the injuries can be life-changing and the pain and suffering are large.

If you have dealt with a crane accident, it is important to hire a New York City crane accident lawyer to help you with your claim. The damages for a crane accident are larger than what you may see with other workplace accidents, and the compensation insurance for your company may try to put the blame all on you so they do not need to payout. Our lawyers can work with you to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

What Causes a Crane Accident

There are several things that can cause a crane accident at your workplace. Most of them lead back to whether the crane operator was properly trained on how to handle the large machine during their work. While most crane operators have received this training, some may be placed into the drivers’ seat too early, and this can cause a big accident to occur.

With the size of a crane, it may seem dangerous to ever have something go wrong with one of them. Just a simple accident can cause devastating injuries for many people. The crane is big enough that many who are hit or injured by it will suffer a fatality. However, according to OSHA, some of the most common causes of accidents due to a crane includes:

  • Manufacturers specifications for using the crane were not followed.
  • The crane was not set up properly.
  • Inclement weather that made the crane inoperable.
  • Unsafe conditions near and around the crane.
  • Choosing the wrong crane for the job or the skill level of the user.
  • The hook-lifting devices on the crane failed.
  • The boom collapses
  • The crane overturns
  • The crane ends up dropping the heavy objects and materials it should hold.
  • The crane swinging without the proper precaution and hitting people with heavy objects and materials
  • Cranes colliding with different power lines in the area.
  • Cranes colliding with nearby buildings.
  • Mechanical failures that occur in the crane.
  • Rigging failures in the crane.

The best way to prevent any of these injuries to the crane operator or to others is to give them the proper training. Not only should they learn the right way to operate the crane, but also the correct way to set up the crane. Once the crane operator learns how to do this, they can reduce the risk of any of the above injuries.

Any time the crane is in use, all safety guidelines and all of the operating instructions need to be followed. There are too many individuals and workers who have been hurt by a crane because they were not paying attention or the crane operator did not have the right experience to handle the work.

If you have suffered a crane injury, no matter what caused it, you could be facing lifelong medical issues. You may have missed time off work and may not be able to return to your previous work or income level. When this happens, it is time to contact our team for the best New York City crane accidents lawyer to help you! We can gather up all of the evidence for your claim and help you get the compensation you deserve!

Common Injuries from a Crane Accident

Even when the crane accident happens and does not result in a fatality for the worker, it is still a serious injury to deal with. Some of the common injuries that happen include:

If the individual is injured but does not die, they are likely to have substantial medical bills in the process. There will be the initial medical treatment as well as all the follow up care that the patient will need. Sometimes it will include physical therapy and more. This will add up quickly and can seem overwhelming to the individual.

In addition, the victim may have to miss work due to the injury. If the injury is severe enough, they may not be able to continue working at all, or even if they can work, they have to take on a job that pays substantially less than before. This is all in addition to the mental suffering and physical pain that the victim needs to deal with after a crane accident.

Workers’ compensation can help cover some of these losses. But it is often not enough to cover all of the damage and money that you need. In some cases, the compensation insurance company may refuse your claim and you will not be able to get anything out of them on your own. This is when it is time to call the crane accident lawyers in New York City to help you out.

Our team has the experience necessary to handle your crane accident case. We can take a look at the evidence around the case and decide what steps to take to help you out. We can also discuss how much you need for medical bills, time off work, a loss of your salary, and for pain and suffering. Do not try to handle the claims process on your own. Contact our lawyers to make sure you get the results you deserve.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we understand how to handle your crane accident case. We have worked to help our clients get the compensation they need for all their pain and suffering and each medical bill along the way. Fighting against your employer or the owner of the crane company can be a challenge and will take a lot of time to explore and bring up evidence. Our team can handle all the work for you. We will be by your side throughout the whole process. Contact Shulman & Hill today.


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