A crane is one of the most recognizable pieces of equipment on a construction site, and it can be one of the most dangerous objects, as well. A crane accident can cause devastating injuries for victims, and those responsible for these catastrophic accidents must be held accountable for their actions. The experienced crane injury attorneys at Deldar Legal recognize the need for strong advocates in crane accident cases; we have a history of successfully securing the compensation that injury victims deserve following crane accidents. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your case with one of our experts in California personal injury law.
Common Causes of Crane Accidents
A crane accident can be caused by a number of different factors on a construction site. Insufficient or improper training, operation errors, insufficient inspection or upkeep of the equipment, mechanical failures, improper rigging, collapses, and buckling all lead to accidents involving cranes. A lack of workplace safety protocols can also lead to electrocution accidents or incidents involving falling tools from cranes that can also cause devastating injuries to victims. Crane operators, construction site workers, and individuals in the surrounding area of a worksite can all become victims in a crane accident, and the catastrophic nature of their injuries cannot be overstated.
Crane Accident Injuries
Injuries caused by crane accidents are often devastating for the victims. The sheer size of a crane, combined with the nature of most crane accidents, can leave victims permanently disabled as a result of their injuries. Some of the most commonly seen injuries following a crane accident include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Multiple bones fractures
- Crushing injuries
- Electrocution injuries
- Nerve damage
- Amputated limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis, and
All too often, the victims of crane accidents suffer from partial or total disability that will affect them for the rest of their lives. In many cases, it renders an accident victim unable to work or provide for their loved ones. Some require a lifetime of care for the physical, emotional, and psychological trauma that a crane accident can cause. It is crucial that you speak with an experienced crane accident attorney if you or a loved one has been injured in this type of accident as soon as possible.
What is My Crane Accident Case Worth?
Given the catastrophic nature of most crane accident injuries, compensation for a victim must include all costs associated with the accident including costs for future care and expenses. Compensation in these cases includes payment for all general and special damages resulting from the crane accident. General damages compensate a victim for their pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Special damages cover all out of pocket expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of future income and benefits, rehabilitation costs, future medical care, and property damage. Talk to an attorney today for an evaluation of your crane accident claims.
Talk to Our Office
At Deldar Legal, we zealously advocate for victims of crane accidents in California and will aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve after an accident. Call or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.