Do You Work In One Of The Riskiest Industries?
At Crandall & Pera Law, our Ohio and Kentucky lawyers handle the most difficult and serious cases. In many of these cases, work hazards have led to an accident, leaving the worker or job site visitor with pain, disfigurement, disability or other injuries.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, some of the industries include:
- Transportation and warehousing
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
- Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction
We frequently see injuries resulting from forestry, mining and demolition accidents in addition to construction-related cases. Our firm has obtained million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements in wrongful death and personal injury cases — and we are ready to help you.
Advocates For Mining Accident Victims
Injuries from mine disasters are a well-known danger. Therefore, federal and state laws regulate how mines should operate. However, not every mining company obeys these regulations, which exposes workers to severe hazards.
Some common types of mining accidents are:
- Explosions due to methane gas or coal dust
- Blasting explosions such as when TNT is used
- Premature blasts
- Collapsed building structures
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Equipment accidents, including crane misuse or malfunction and faulty furnaces
A new form of mining danger is natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale Field in eastern Ohio. Hydraulic fracking is being used to allow for deeper drilling and more aggressive exploration. Unfortunately, these new techniques create new dangers for workers and anyone in or around a coal mine.
Mining accidents are preventable. When contractors and site owners fail to follow the law or use proper safety techniques, they should be held accountable. Companies that make equipment for profit should make sure the product will work as intended. Crandall & Pera Law is ready to help you get all the compensation you deserve.
Who Is Responsible In Forestry Accidents?
The agricultural, logging and forestry industry is extremely dangerous because of the heights involved, the heavy equipment used and the difficulties involved in navigating the forest and the trees. Accidents can happen at any stage, including the site where the trees are, or while transporting, unloading and yarding the trees.
Common types of accidents in forestry include:
- Truck accidents
- Being crushed by a falling log or tree
- Electrocution caused by contact with power lines or other electric sources
- Getting stuck in the ropes and tools used to access the trees
- Chainsaw cuts
- Malfunctioning machines
- Chemical injuries due to pesticides, plants and other agricultural products
Our forestry accident attorneys review the facts of the case before determining who is responsible. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to hold one or multiple parties accountable, including the owner of the company, the site manager or the manufacturer of the tools.
Pursuing Legal Damages For Demolition Accidents
There are many perils that come from using explosives at construction sites. Construction sites must follow the laws of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and local building code laws. They must also use reasonable care and take precautionary steps beginning with requiring that workers or visitors wear helmets, goggles and protective clothing. Proper signs and notices should be given before any demolition takes place.
Lives can be changed in an instant when demolition accidents happen. At Crandall & Pera Law, we hold responsible parties liable for poor conduct — whether that means suing a negligent manufacturer, site owner, construction company or contractor.
Rely On Our Experienced Lawyers
If you were injured or a loved one was killed, you need the experience and competence that the skilled attorneys have. At Crandall & Pera Law Firm, our firm has the resources and aggressive reputation to fight the insurance companies and defense lawyers. We work tirelessly to get every client a just and full recovery.
Please call our firm at 855-444-6651 or schedule a free consultation by filling out our contact form. We have locations in Chesterland, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Chagrin Falls, and Lexington, and we see clients across Ohio and Kentucky. We make convenient arrangements to see clients who cannot physically get to one of our main offices.