New York Crane Accident Attorney
One of the most dangerous pieces of equipment at construction and industrial sites is the crane. Cranes are necessary for lifting and moving extremely heavy loads. Due to their size and function, cranes can be extremely dangerous if something goes wrong. A crane accident can present life-threatening hazards to the operator, other workers at the construction site, and pedestrians or site visitors.
If you have serious injuries or lost someone you love in a New York crane accident, do not hesitate to contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP. Our crane accident attorneys can help you protect your rights. Call (914) 993-0393 today.
Why Choose Fiedler Deutsch, LLP’s Construction Accident Attorneys?
- We have decades of experience handling construction accident claims successfully in New York.
- We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for past clients.
- We have a reputation for taking injury cases to court and winning.
- We develop close relationships with our clients and the legal community for the best possible case results.
- We offer entirely free initial consultations in New York, so you can learn your rights at no cost.
Why Do Crane Accidents Occur? Are They Preventable?
Cranes are typically the largest pieces of equipment at construction sites in New York. They can be extremely dangerous for surrounding parties, especially when someone is negligent or ignorant of the risks that cranes pose. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we recognize the preventability of most crane accidents and related disasters. Our construction accident attorneys are passionate about speaking on behalf of workers after devastating and avoidable crane accidents.
Some causes of crane accidents include:
- Lack of proper worker training
- Negligent workers and crane operators
- Unsafe crane operation
- Contact with energized power lines
- Oversized or imbalanced loads
- Crane collapses from too much weight
- Dropped loads/struck-by object accidents
- Transportation accidents and rollovers
- Contact with the cranes and crush injuries
- Poorly maintained cranes and equipment malfunctions
- Product defects and crane collapses
Human error gives rise to most crane issues and hazards. From proper crane selection for a job to taking the poor weather into account, those in charge of crane operation at a construction site have a responsibility to do what is in the best interests of workers. If an employer or site manager fails to follow proper safety protocols or train workers, these errors can lead to lawsuits against the construction company.
Common Crane Accident Injuries
Crane accidents can be physically and emotionally devastating for victims. Our lawyers represent seriously injured victims and the family members of those killed in crane accidents in New York. We will do what it takes to obtain maximum compensation for broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, permanent disabilities, internal organ injuries, other catastrophic injuries and fatal injuries.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
You have rights as the injured victim of a crane accident in New York. State law may give you the ability to file one of two types of claims. The first is a workers’ compensation claim, overseen by New York’s Workers’ Compensation Board. You could qualify for workers’ compensation benefits even if someone did not cause your accident and injury. If your lawyer can find proof of negligence of someone other than your employer in relation to your crane accident, however, you could file a personal injury claim instead. The right type of legal action for you will depend on the facts of your case.
Contact Our New York Crane Accident Lawyers Today
As an injured construction worker or site visitor, you do not have to deal with the legal processes of a crane accident claim alone. You have the power to hire a personal injury attorney who specializes in construction site accidents. The attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP have the resources, credibility and experience to help you, from start to end. Clients in New York have trusted Fiedler Deutsch, LLP with their injury claims for decades. Contact us for a free consultation about your crane accident and related injuries today. Call (914) 993-0393 or request a meeting online.