There is no doubt that working on a construction crane is not for everyone. Workers that can stand the unstable working atmosphere and weather are to be commended. Crane operators rely on the safety of their equipment and the competence of the workers assisting them on the project. Any mistake can be fatal for the crane operator or anyone in contact with the crane equipment.
Jacksonville construction accident lawyers at Farah & Farah, P.A. have successfully handled lawsuits on behalf of injured workers and their families. The following are situations in which construction crane accidents frequently occur:
- Collapsed crane
- Criminal activity
- Defective switches
- Dropped load
- Electrical issues including power lines
- Hoist accident
- Human error
- Lack of communication
- Lack of maintenance
- Unauthorized modification to the crane
- Unbalanced crane
- Untrained operator
Crane Accident Injuries
Injuries from construction crane accidents can be serious enough to require long-term treatment. Burns, disfigurement, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injury and broken bones are common injuries in crane accidents. Victims can include the crane operator, mechanic, ironworker, rigger, employee, inspector or anyone visiting a construction site.
Find a Jacksonville Crane Accident Attorney
A Jacksonville personal injury lawyer who deals with construction crane accidents would be the best type of attorney to review your case. Construction sites present dangers to both workers and others in the area. Construction workers often operate large machinery, lift heavy objects, and work at elevated heights. Although with proper safety practices instances of construction site injuries can be reduced, when someone causes a preventable construction accident through negligent actions, he or she may be held liable for the victim’s injuries. For example, employers of construction laborers must provide ample training and construction equipment manufacturers must ensure that their products are safe.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact our crane accident attorneys in Jacksonville. We are also familiar with the workers’ compensation statutes of Florida. If your workers’ comp claim has been wrongfully denied, we can help. Call us today at 855-797-9899.