Ohio Crane Accident Law Firm
Crane accidents are a leading cause of injury and death on construction sites. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a crane accident, it is important to consult with an experienced Ohio construction accident lawyer.
At Bashein & Bashein, our attorneys have the skill and experience to determine the facts in crane accident cases. Our thorough, aggressive approach allows us to identify all liable parties and hold them responsible.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a crane accident, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation with a dedicated Cleveland crane accident lawyer.
Causes Of Crane Accidents
There are a number of different types of cranes used in construction and demolition projects, including mobile/truck cranes, tower cranes, gantry cranes and barge cranes. When any crane is used on a construction site, safety precautions must be followed by the crane operator and other construction workers in the vicinity. Failure to do so can result in catastrophic and fatal injuries.
Common causes of crane accidents include:
- The crane dropping loads on workers below
- The crane coming into contact with power lines, causing electrocution accidents
- Workers falling off of crane platforms
- Defective construction equipment
- Crane collapses due to unstable surfaces
- Overloading the crane
Compensation For Crane Accident Victims
In handling crane accident cases, we pursue all available sources of compensation for our clients. If a negligent third party (not your employer or fellow employee) was responsible for the accident, you may pursue a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. This allows you to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and other elements not covered under workers’ compensation law.
Crane accidents are often the result of violations of OSHA regulations. Our lawyers understand OSHA rules and we investigate constructions accidents with an eye toward these violations, which can bolster our clients’ cases.