Compensation For Falls And Other Boom Lift/Aerial Lift Accident Injuries
Boom and aerial lifts — the devices that lift workers high in the air to work on power lines and roofs — are among the more dangerous instruments in the construction field. Although there are strict rules and regulations controlling the use of boom lifts, general contractors, contractors and foremen often ignore these rules, and accidents are far too common.
If you have been hurt or if someone you love has been killed in a boom/aerial lift accident on a construction site, our attorneys can help you. At Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., we have a decided, experienced team of lawyers who know how to fight and win construction accident cases of all kinds, including boom lift accident claims. Serving clients throughout the Cleveland, Ohio, area, our lawyers have a track record of successful verdicts and settlements in construction accidents claims.
The most common boom lift injuries involve:
- Falls from lifts
- Lift malfunctions
- Negligent operation of boom lifts
- Electric shocks and electrocution from work on power lines
- Failure by the lift rental company to familiarize the operator with lift safety equipment
- Failure by the lift rental company to provide proper safety training to the operator
Maximizing Your Compensation
While focusing solely on workers’ compensation benefits after an accident of this kind is a common approach, it is rarely the best approach. Workers’ compensation rarely gives beneficiaries adequate compensation to cover all of their losses and expenses. With a little more work and effort, other options often become clear to maximize clients’ compensation.
Our attorneys will seek the possibility of a third-party liability claim, a product liability claim or other actions to build your case. Another option involves exploring the possibility of OSHA violations on the part of employers and other employees. We will do whatever is needed to make sure you and your family obtain the compensation you need to be covered for the rest of your life.
Call us today to discuss your case at 216-771-3239 (800-771-4457 toll-free) or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer from Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A.