Injured in a Crane Accident on a Construction Site? Choose an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer. Choose Parker Scheer LLP.
Construction site accidents are very common, in part due to the inherent dangers that come from the machinery involved. And, in the field of construction, a crane is an essential piece of equipment. It is also a very dangerous piece of equipment when not maintained, assembled and operated with the required care. The operator of crane must know that the crane is on sound footing before operating it as well as confirm the load capacity to be certain that the crane will not tip over. In addition the operator of the crane must make sure as he is lifting the load that the crane does not come into contact with any power lines or other construction equipment or workers at the job site. Any contact between the crane and the power line could result in electrocution of the operator.
There are many safety regulations that have been put in place by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to the operation of a crane at a construction site. There are also regulations that require crane operators to be trained and licensed as such. Both the state and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate the safety regulations to ensure that they are being properly followed and prevent potential crane accidents whenever possible.
The injuries suffered by the crane operator, other construction workers or members of the public who happen to be in the area at the time of the accident can be extremely serious, and, in many cases, fatal. Even if the crane accident is not fatal, the long lasting impact that a permanent injury may have on the injured worker, operator or pedestrian and his or her family is undeniable. The injured worker may be paralyzed, have broken and/or fractured bones and may have a brain injury, all of which may require lifelong medical care and rehabilitation. In addition to the serious medical injuries, the injured worker may be faced with an inability to return to work as a crane operator, construction worker, or, in the case of a pedestrian, their other regular work. The injured worker may be left without an occupation and more importantly without a means to earn money. They may be entitled to compensation for these injuries as well as lost wages. Because of this, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your crane accident case.
Injured In A Crane Accident in Boston, Massachusetts? Speak With A Construction Site Accident Lawyer.
Whether you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury as a result of a crane accident or was killed as a result of a crane accident, the personal injury attorneys at Parker Scheer are here to provide you with experienced guidance and representation. Contact us for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call us toll free at . If you need a personal injury lawyer outside of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.