Crane Accidents

Have you recently been injured in a crane accident?

As per the OSHA’s statistics, there are approximately 125,000 cranes in operation in the construction industry throughout the United States at any given time. Additionally, there are 80,000 to 100,000 cranes used in the maritime industry and in other general industries.

Due to various types of usage and size, the risk of injury or death while operating a crane is very high. The crane driver, other workers, and even people visiting the site are in danger of construction accidents caused by cranes.

What Are Your Rights after A Crane Accident in New York?

The crane accident victim, as well as their surviving family members, may be entitled to benefits or compensation. There are two primary sources of potential compensation from crane accidents.

The first is a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to all covered workers for any on-the-job injury, regardless of whether the employer was negligent or the employee made a mistake. Workers’ compensationbenefits the worker by providing full medical bills and appropriate costs. It allows injured workers to receive lost wages if their injuries caused them to miss work. It also pays disability benefits to those workers who are permanently or temporarily disabled and either cannot work, or must take a lighter-duty or lower-paying job. Workers’ compensation death benefits are also available to surviving dependents if the accident was fatal.

The second option is to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A worker cannot file an injury lawsuit against the employer, as workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy. However, if any third party was responsible for the injuries; such as the manufacturer of the crane, then a third-party lawsuit can be filed.

Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Being the largest piece of equipment on a construction site, cranes are responsible for more accidents than any other heavy equipment. OSHA has identified the top causes of injury as:

  • Cranes coming into contact with energized power lines
  • Overturned cranes
  • Loads falling from cranes
  • Boom collapses
  • Crushing by the counterweight
  • Damage from the hook-lifting device
  • Falls
  • Rigging failures
  • Outrigger use problems

Read more about common causes of crane accidents

Crane Accident Lawyers serving New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester and the entire Tri-State area

At the Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we understand the stress that you are under following a construction accident. Our Crane Accident Lawyers are excellent in navigating the intersections of workers’ compensation, labor, and accident law. We excel in identifying the responsible parties and bringing justice to the victims.

Call 718-619-4525 for a Consultation with Our Crane Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a construction accident involving a crane, please contact our crane accident lawyer for a free consultation. You can call us at 718-619-4525 / (917) 300-0797 / 212-235-1447 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com. Our service locations include New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester and the entire Tri-State area.The Dervishi Law Group was able to negotiate a 4 million dollar settlement for a union construction worker

The legal team of Morgan Levine Dolan, P.C. and Fatos Dervishi have won a $4 million settlement from an insurance company for a union construction worker. The worker had suffered serious injuries to his foot, ankle, and knee. It was determined that the construction worker needed surgery and would not be able to return to construction work. The legal team pushed the insurance company right up to the trial deadline, at which point the insurance company relented and agreed to the settlement. Luckily the construction worker hired the right legal team to represent him. This gave him peace of mind to be able to provide for his wife and 14 month old son for the rest of their lives.If you have been injured in an accident make sure you have a winning lawyer on your side.

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