Cranes are used on construction sites of all sizes. Everyone on the site must use caution when operating or working near them, because any careless decision could cause accidents and serious injuries. If you have suffered back, neck, head or any other injury in a crane accident, you may be entitled to additional damages in a personal injury lawsuit based in fault.
If you call Akers Law Offices in Charleston at 304-932-4571, our lawyer can help you determine if you have a claim in a free consultation.
Attorney JB Akers represents construction workers and other individuals who are injured in construction crane accidents. As a native of West Virginia and attorney who has litigated many of these cases, he understands the impact an injury can have on your life and your career. His promise to you is that he will work diligently to help you secure the compensation you need.
We Work With Experts To Pinpoint The Source Of Liability So You Get Paid
Crane accidents can occur in many ways. Experienced at handling these types of claims, we understand how to build a successful case. We work with qualified teams of construction experts, including forensic construction examiners, to investigate the cause of the crane accident.
While there are many reasons why an accident may happen, the categories below are common:
- Unsecured or improperly secured load: Heavy construction materials from bricks to steel beams must be secured properly and the weight distributed or counterbalanced adequately. Without this care, the debris may fall onto workers or bystanders, the crane could buckle or the boom could collapse.
- Improper site assessment: Cranes are big and unstable. The site itself must be properly assessed before the crane is used. Otherwise, it could roll over or collapse when the ground or pad it rests on cannot hold the load. The assessment also includes taking into consideration things such as the location and height of power lines, contact with which can lead to electrocution injuries.
- Failure to check the qualifications of employees or improper training: Cranes require special certification and training. The crew operating the crane must have the necessary certification, completed required OSHA safety courses and meet all other regulations. The crew must use the proper crane for the load and site conditions mandated by regulations.
Experienced at handling these types of cases, we understand the type of equipment needed, the importance of a site assessment and the other requirements for the proper use of a crane in West Virginia.
Tell Us About Your Injuries. We Will Assess Your Case For Free.
To learn more about your legal options after a construction crane accident or other construction work injury, contact us and speak with attorney JB Akers in a free consultation. He will answer your questions and help you understand your rights. Evening and weekend appointments are available at our offices or at a location convenient to you.