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What Can You Do if You Are the Victim of a Crane or Construction Accident?
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In March of 2008 a terrible tragedy occurred in the heart of New York City, as a massive crane over 200 feet in the air came crashing down into several buildings, obliterating a townhouse and claiming the lives of seven New York City residents. Approximately two months later in another construction accident, a crane 20 stories high fell due to negligence regarding safety violations, claiming the lives of two New York workers. Although improved safety regulations have lowered the number of incidents, crane accidents continue to occur around the country, putting construction workers at risk. If you have been injured or have lost a family member due to a crane-related incident, Proner & Proner can provide you with an experienced construction accident attorney to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation into your crane construction accident.
Since the rapid rise of urban and industrial development in American cities, the risk for crane accidents has increased as more heavy machines dot New York City skies. As time has gone on, these machines are becoming larger and more complicated, in order to handle more complex projects and more types of tasks. These now have the potential for a lot more damage due to size and a lot more human error due to the complexity of the machines.
The Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau has reported the following statistics involving crane accidents:
Although the most common causes of crane disasters are due to lifting more than the the carrying weight capacity that is stated for a specific machine, there are many types of incidents that are classified as a crane (heavy machinery) construction accident.
These construction scenarios include:
Injured workers often end up financially strained due to loss of wages from being out of work and racked up medical bills that are not covered by insurance. Families that lose a loved one also have other costs such as funeral costs and emotional strain due to grief and mourning. New York Workers’ Compensation is in place to cover such incidents, however, they do not always fully cover all the costs incurred from the accident.
When workman’s comp does not cover all of your costs and there was negligence or safety violations involved in the crane construction accident, you may be able to sue for coverage of these remaining costs. The lawyers at Proner & Proner can help with this by gathering crucial evidence and doing a thorough investigation regarding the incident. They can also assist you with showing and proving the full extent of the financial and emotional costs incurred by the accident. Contact us today for a free consultation into your crane injury accident case.
If you are the victim of a crane accident in New York, you may be wondering what you can do afterwards to get back on your feet and recover from the incident. It is important to keep detailed records, make official reports, and be thorough and timely with all medical treatment.
Important steps to take after a crane-related construction accident:
Being the victim of a construction accident can be a terrifying experience. This is especially the case in scenarios involving cranes, which are often the largest pieces of heavy machinery used on site. At least 50% of those involved in crane accidents lose their lives making crane accidents often a very serious and fatal situation to be involved in. If you are lucky enough to survive, serious injuries tend to come after such as spinal cord damage, head injuries, nerve damage, etc.
If you are in a crane-related accident, Proner & Proner can help you get the compensation you need and help you navigate the complicated legal process of filing claims and suing for coverage. Contact us online today for a free initial consultation regarding your construction accident case! We have offices in New York, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and throughout the state of New York. We have also represented clients suffering accidents throughout the United States.
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