Have you been injured by a crane collapse at a construction site in the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk? If so, then Brooklyn crane collapse attorney Jay S. Knispel may be able to help you. The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to help those injured in crane collapse accidents to recover damages from those responsible. Contact our attorneys today for a free consultation regarding your specific situation.
Cranes are an essential part of any large construction job, but they are also one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment a construction worker comes in contact with. Operating large machinery such as a crane requires special training, and licensing. It is often the responsibility of the employer to make sure that anyone using this type of equipment is properly trained. Each worker on a construction site with an active overhead crane should also be aware of safety precautions, and follow protocol.
The most common type of accident involving a crane at a construction site is the crane contacting a power line. This incident could lead to electrocution and even death. Power line and crane connections cause the majority of crane accident fatalities. There are established guidelines, provided by OSHA for the use of attachments on overhead cranes. It is imperative that employers are familiar with these recommendations to help ensure the safety of all employees.
A crane is an extensive and complicated piece of equipment, involving many moving parts all working together to raise another, usually also very heavy, piece of equipment or supplies to a higher elevation. All safety precautions are a must when moving heavy equipment or supplies with a crane. Even so, accidents including dropped loads, crane tip-over, or operator errors can still occur.
Although using a crane at a construction site can make the job easier, it can also make the work more dangerous, and sometimes deadly. Cranes collapse due to high winds, contact with buildings or trees in the area, instability on the ground, and operator error. If you have been injured by a crane accident at a construction site, it is important to have an attorney on your side to ensure that you are able to receive just compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured due to a crane collapse at a construction site, our attorneys can help you. We may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and more. We have the ability to fully investigate the accident to determine the cause and who is liable for the accident. You may be entitled to recover damages from more than one party, such as contractors, sub-contractors, owners, or manufacturers. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your case. There is no fee unless we collect on your behalf.