Cranes are vital heavy equipment in construction and dock work, unfortunately, they are dangerous when mishandled. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, cranes caused 297 fatalities from 2011 to 2017 — an average of nearly 50 deaths per year.
When you sustain injuries in a crane accident, they are often very serious or even life-threatening. These injuries compromise work, family, and financial circumstances, especially if you are faced with a permanent disability. Money will not solve all these problems, but it will at least make your situation more manageable.
The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm represents victims of construction accidents, including those individuals injured by cranes. We offer decades of experience handling complex construction accident injury cases in New York. Our family is here for your family when the unimaginable happens.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a New York crane accident, contact us online or call (212) 869-3500 today to speak with an experienced crane accident lawyer about your rights and legal options.
When heavy machinery causes accidents and injuries, the results can be devastating. The injuries from crane accidents are often life-changing, with long recovery times and extended time away from work. Accident victims often face years of medical and financial uncertainty as they recover and wonder how to pay the bills.
Common NYC crane accident injuries include:
If you experience a crane accident on your worksite, it is vital to see a doctor immediately —especially if electrocution is involved. Even if you do not see the signs of injury immediately, many accidents involving heavy equipment cause internal injuries that prove very dangerous.
Recovering from a crane accident is a full-time job. You likely face extensive medical treatment and multiple surgeries. You may spend much of your time taking painkillers as you wait for your body to heal. Depending on your injuries, you may also require time to rehabilitate and adjust to a new life with paralysis or missing limbs.
The last thing you need to take up your time is legal claims. As your crane accident lawyers, we act as your advocate so you can receive full and fair compensation in your crane accident case. Our plan usually includes:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards to protect workers in the construction industry, but unfortunately, many supervisors cut corners. A need to finish projects quickly to benefit from the bottom line sooner often overrules whether construction workers will leave the site injury-free.
Employees and crane operators are most at risk working for private construction companies; according to data from the BLS, 43-percent of crane deaths occurred on private worksites. The manufacturing and marine sectors face fewer injuries and fatalities.
Cutting corners causes especially egregious injuries when it occurs with heavy machinery like cranes. Safety violations and common causes of crane accidents include:
When a crane collapses, falls, or causes injury crane operators are the least likely to sustain injuries; they account for the lowest crane fatalities. Construction laborers are most likely to face injury and death from cranes, followed by electricians, welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers.
If you are involved in a crane accident, and you can do so, make sure you:
The personal injury attorneys at the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm have more than 40 years of experience helping construction and crane accident victims when they face grievous injuries. Contact us today to learn how we can help.
Our compassionate representation secures substantial settlements and offers you and your loved ones justice and peace of mind. If you or a loved one perished or have been injured in a crane accident, let our family help yours.