NJ Crane Accident Attorneys
Cranes are used frequently at construction sites as a means to lift and lower heavy objects that can include iron, timber, steel, and other various machine parts. Operating a crane requires extensive training and knowledge of standard safe operating procedures to reduce the risk of unnecessary injury. Despite specific training and the implementation of important safety guidelines, mistakes still occur that can cause crane accidents capable of resulting in horrific injuries to victims.
New Jersey crane accidents can result from defective equipment parts, improper handling or operation, collapse or tipping of the crane, objects falling from the crane, electrocution from working near power lines, workers falling from the crane, or excessive crane speed for the existing circumstances. In some cases, the fault of crane accidents can be the result of negligent supervision by contractors who ignore unsafe conditions for the sake of getting projects done faster. To help ameliorate the risk of accidents and injury, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has made a safety video available to work site superintendents, which discusses some of the hazards and risks involved in crane operations.
Contractors and crane operators alike are expected to maintain a secure work environment, especially when an extremely heavy and potentially dangerous piece of equipment such as a crane is being used. Legally, when those who have such a responsibility fail to do their job, injured victims are entitled to hold them accountable for their mistakes.
If you have been injured in a crane accident, our attorneys may be able to help you receive compensation for your physical pain, disability and suffering, and for such expenses as future loss of income and rehabilitative and life care costs. The New Jersey construction injury attorneys at Blume Forte have the experience and resources that you need to help you through this difficult time. Contact us at 973-845-4421 for a free consultation, and we will promptly begin an investigation of the circumstances of your accident and protect your rights as a work accident victim.
Frequently Asked Questions About Crane Accidents
The lawyers at Blume Forte work on a contingency basis. They only get paid if there is a favorable outcome for your case. The attorney will take a percentage of what is awarded to you. We offer a free initial case review to discuss how likely it is that your case will win in trial.
No matter the severity of your injuries, always seek medical attention after an accident takes place. Not having proof of injury can hurt your case if you wish to go to trial. If the accident occurred while you were working let your employer know. It can be very beneficial to collect evidence and document what caused the accident if you plan on holding someone responsible. Contacting the right lawyer will contribute to a successful trial. Blume Forte has the experience and resources necessary for your crane accident case.
The specifics of every case are so different it’s hard to estimate what a case is worth without all the facts. It all depends on the damages and how severe they are. These can include loss of limbs, paralysis, loss of wages, medical expenses, and mental distress. Contacting a lawyer and discussing the various damages associated with your case will give you the best estimate of what it may be worth.