Injured in a Crane Accident? You Need an NYC Crane Accident Lawyer to Obtain Just Compensation
Crane accidents are a common accident on construction sites. Crane operators are required to have extensive training to ensure proper operation and that the employer is charged with ensuring that a qualified, competent employee is handling the equipment as safely as possible at all times. Nevertheless, we still see a large number of injuries and even deaths from these accidents each year.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crane accident at a construction site, the NYC crane accident lawyers at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have the experience, knowledge and resources to help you obtain the full compensation that you are entitled to. We are aggressive, yet compassionate, in fighting for the rights of our clients who are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other parties.
Serious Injury and Fatal Crane Accident Deaths
Crane accidents are a major cause of death and injury in all large cities, especially in New York where construction has boomed again. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), more than 250,000 crane operators and an even larger number of other workers and the general public are at a serious risk for injuries and even death resulting from crane accidents. With approximately 125,000 cranes in operation today in the construction industry, it is no wonder that so many people are at a danger of getting seriously injured at construction sites.
The crane industry is required to comply with certain rules and standards set by OSHA and ANSI in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents. However, despite the urgency and necessity of complying with such rules, the crane industry often takes dangerous short cuts in an effort to save money. The construction industry is an inherently dangerous field to work in, making it even more important not to cut back on crane safety operation and training.
Common Injuries Suffered in Crane Accidents
Depending on the specific facts of how an accident occurred, a crane accident victim can suffer serious injuries that generally require extensive and expensive medical care. Below are some injuries that are common to most crane accidents:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury
- Neck and back pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured or broken bones
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of limbs
- Torn ligaments
Regardless of what type of injury you suffered, the NYC crane accident lawyers at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. will work hard to help you obtain compensation for your past and future medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and any other out of pocket expenses you incurred as a result of your accident.
Common Causes of Crane Accidents
Following proper safety guidelines could prevent most crane accidents. Cranes are the largest piece of equipment on construction sites. As such, these massive machines are typically responsible for more accidents than any other machinery or equipment at a work site.
Most crane accidents are cause by the following:
- The improper selection of crane for the particular type of job being performed
- The failure to use the crane within the manufacturer’s specifications
- Debris or other unsafe or hazardous conditions around the crane
- Bad or inclement weather
- The poor set up of the crane
Call Us Today
The financial value of a crane accident case can vary, and will depend on liability, the extent of your personal injuries and the defendant’s (or their insurer’s) ability to pay. In order to ensure the best possible resolution of your case, it is important to schedule a free initial consultation with a New York City crane accident lawyer at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. by calling (212) 385-4410.