New York City Crane Accident Lawyer
The construction industry is the most dangerous industry in the United States, for those who work on these busy sites each day as well as vendors and those who are just in the vicinity. With large and heavy machinery requiring skilled operation and manipulation within extremely close quarters, injuries happen frequently and can have devastating consequences.
Cranes are one of the most essential pieces of heavy equipment on New York construction sites. Especially in New York City, they can be perched on top of buildings, overlooking workers, pedestrians, and vehicles hundreds of stories below. These massive, heavy machines can cause incredible damage, injuries, and fatalities if something happens to go wrong in their operation.
At K L Sanchez Law Office, our skilled crane accident lawyers represent victims of these devastating accidents to ensure that injured parties and their families get the compensation they deserve for their damages. We are highly experienced in the complex federal and state laws that regulate the construction industry and work tirelessly as advocates for those who are injured in these devastating accidents. In addition to crane accidents, we also assist those looking for a falling objects lawyer, a construction site slip and fall lawyer, or a construction accident lawyer.
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What Causes Most New York City Crane Accidents?
Cranes are typically the largest piece of equipment on any construction site, and, consequently, they cause the most accidents. In fact, 20 percent of all accidents in the construction industry are due to crane accidents.
Despite their own massive weight, many crane accidents are caused by collapsing or buckling under excess weight. Each crane is subject to stringent operating procedures and weight limits, but when construction contractors, supervisors, and owners ignore safety limits and operating procedures, it can mean serious injury or even death for those working on the site or in the vicinity.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 45 percent of crane accidents are due to the crane or boom coming into contact with energized power lines. Many crane accidents are caused by poor training, rushed jobs, and other unfortunate situations, including:
- Improper use of the crane
- Overloaded cranes
- Crane collapse
- Crane boom collapse
- Hoist failure
- Improper crane selection for the job
- Improper set up on the wrong foundation
- Not deploying stabilizer outriggers
- Dropped loads and falling debris
- Hazardous site conditions around the crane
- Unclear operating procedures
- Miscommunication between workers
- Negligent construction supervision
Unfortunately, these accidents can result in devastating injuries for both workers and the people in the vicinity.
If you have been injured in a crane accident on a construction site in New York City, you need the assistance of a law firm that specializes in construction accidents and representing the people who work on these busy sites. At K L Sanchez Law Firm, our skilled team of New York crane accident attorneys will vigorously represent you to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney today: (646) 701-7990
Crane Accidents Cause Devastating Injuries and Fatalities
Crane accidents can cause devastating and catastrophic injuries, including:
- Chest injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Back injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
Many times, these injuries can mean a lifetime of debilitating pain and anguish or permanent disability. Unfortunately, all too often, they end in fatality. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, our experienced crane accident attorneys will fight for your rights to fair compensation for these injuries.
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What Kind of Compensation Can You Get After A Crane Accident?
Serious injuries create significant financial hardships for a victim and their family.
If you have been injured in a crane accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. While workers’ compensation has many advantages, a workers’ compensation claim requires that you waive the right to file a lawsuit against your employer. But even if you choose to accept a workers’ compensation settlement, that doesn’t mean that you can’t hold another party accountable and file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party.
If a crane accident is caused by someone’s negligence, that party should be held accountable for any costs resulting from the injury. If the injury was fatal, the surviving family members should not be left responsible for the costs for their loved one’s outstanding medical bills and burial costs.
A personal injury lawsuit can recover compensation for:
- Medical costs for emergency services, surgery, doctors visits, medications, physical therapy, nursing care, medical equipment, and other necessary medical interventions
- Any potential future medical care that may be needed as they relate to your injuries
- Your lost wages if you were unable to work while you recover
- Any reduction in future earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death benefits for surviving family members if the accident resulted in a fatality
If you have been injured in a crane accident, before you accept a workers’ compensation settlement, you should understand your legal options. Contact us to discuss a possible claim.
Who is Liable For Your Injuries?
At K L Sanchez Law Firm, our skilled crane accident lawyers can help. We will hold the appropriate party liable for your injuries and make sure that your compensation is the maximum possible for your injuries. Possible liable parties may include:
- The property owner
- The contractor
- A subcontractor
- Other construction workers
- A vendor
- The architect or engineer
- The crane manufacturer
- The construction equipment rental company
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What We Can Do For You
If you have been injured in a crane accident in New York, having a legal advocate in your corner is essential to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages. If a family member has suffered a fatal crane accident, you may be entitled to wrongful death benefits as a surviving family member.
At K L Sanchez Law Office, our experienced crane accident lawyers will investigate each aspect of the accident to determine what happened and exactly who was at fault. We will ensure that you get fairly compensated for your injuries, holding all negligent parties accountable. You shouldn’t face this alone. We are here for you.
Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at K L Sanchez Law Office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and options under the law. You never pay any legal fees until we recover compensation on your behalf.