Our Ohio Lawyers Know Crane Accidents Threaten Lives and Property
When a heavy crane collapses it can take down nearby property, and workers and pedestrians with it
Cranes are dangerous machines to operate, and even to be close to. In its 2011 Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warns employers that even if they are not involved with operating a crane they must still remain aware of cranes’ potential hazards. According to Zurich Insurance Company the number of injuries involving cranes are estimated at 900 to 1,100 per year. The average annual cost is between $205,000 and $490,000, depending on the severity. To date, the most expensive crane-related injury was in Illinois, where the settlement was 29 million dollars for a quadriplegic injury.
If you are the victim of a crane accident that caused you injury or damaged your property, the Ohio construction accident attorneys at Crandall & Pera Law can help. We have an enviable record of successful litigation and negotiation on behalf of clients injured by negligence in the construction injury. Trust us to work toward the best possible settlement for you and your family.
What are some hazards of crane operation?
Zurich Insurance also offers these data:
- On average 89 deaths occur annually from crane accidents
- 32% are caused by the victim being struck by the crane load
- 27% are electrocutions from contact with power lines
- 21% are related to assembly and disassembly of the crane
- 12% are boom or wire rope failure
- 11% are from the crane tipping over
- 3 % are struck by the rotating superstructure of the crane
- 2 % are falls from the crane
Our Ohio lawyers can help
Visitors, passersby, subcontractors, independent contractors, and other non-employees at construction sites are exposed to just as much risk at a site as the construction company’s employees. While these visitors might not be eligible for workers’ compensation, they might be able to secure compensation from a civil action after a serious crane accident.
Our Ohio lawyers’ skill, your peace of mind
If you have been injured, or a loved one injured or killed in a crane accident, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. An experienced Ohio construction accident attorney at Crandall & Pera Law can be the point of contact between you and other interested parties such as investigators, claims adjusters and insurers, so that you can concentrate on getting on with your life. In Ohio, where liability is to be shared, let one of our attorneys ensure that it is shared fairly, in accordance with the facts of your case. Our attorneys have an enviable record of successful outcomes in construction injury cases. Let us work with you. Please call us at 877-686-8879 or fill out our convenient contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We have five Ohio law offices conveniently located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chesterland and Chagrin Falls.