Dedicated West Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Victims of Crane Accidents Recover Compensation
Construction work is one of the country’s most dangerous professions. There are countless hazards on construction sites that, when workers are provided insufficient protections, can cause serious injuries. One of the machines that can do the most damage when used improperly is the crane. The risks of crane use are well-known by those in the construction field and are a source of some of the most serious construction accidents. These accidents can injure not only the operators of the crane, but also the workers below.
Crane accident injuries can come in many forms
It is due to the potential for major accidents caused by cranes that federal and state safety agencies have enacted strict rules governing crane operation. Crane operators must receive thorough training not only on the mechanical operation of the crane, but also on the potential hazards and main sources of risk associated with crane operation. Additionally, the owner and source of the crane rental is obligated to provide regular and thorough maintenance of these complex machines, so that operators and workers can trust that all cables, pulleys, booms, and mounts are operational and reliable. When either the operator or owner fail to carry out these duties, serious injuries can result.
- Common crane injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Blunt force trauma caused by dropped loads
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
Workers’ compensation may not be your only avenue for recovery
If you or someone you love has been injured in a West Virginia crane accident, you and your family may have a right to compensation beyond that provided by West Virginia workers’ compensation. Negligent crane contractors or maintenance providers, as well as manufacturers of defectively designed or constructed cranes, may in fact have been responsible for your accident and owe you money damages on a third-party liability claim.
The construction accident lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson are experienced in helping construction site workers explore all options for recovery after an accident, ensuring that they can provide for themselves and their families after a catastrophic accident. If you’ve been injured on a West Virginia worksite, contact our office as soon as possible to determine if you should file a claim for money damages against those responsible.
Get Help after a West Virginia Crane Accident
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crane accident in West Virginia, find out if you have a right to compensation for your injuries, and contact the dedicated, aggressive, and effective Martinsburg construction accident lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson for a free case evaluation, at 304-263-0900.