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Cranes are useful and powerful pieces of equipment but those abilities come with a tradeoff in terms of safety. Construction sites are very busy and people, equipment, power tools, heavy equipment and construction vehicles are all moving about with their own mission and purpose. Crane crush accidents can happen for many reasons. Being crushed by a crane can cause major injuries so all crane crush victims should be seen by a doctor or surgeon as soon as possible.
There are many types of cranes and heavy equipment on a construction site. All can cause very serious injuries. The most common types of cranes to cause accidents include gantry cranes, stacker cranes, loader cranes, truck mounted cranes, rough terrain cranes, construction cranes, mobile cranes, hoists, free standing cranes, telescopic cranes, hydraulic lift cranes, retrieval cranes, tower cranes, crane trucks, wall crane, grab bucket cranes, whooping crane, Terex cranes, all terrain cranes, Liebherr cranes, telescoping cranes, overhead cranes, crawler cranes, portable cranes, offshore cranes, and more. People can be crushed, smashed, dumped on, hit with or rolled over in the blink of an eye by a crane.
It is important for all employers, general contractors, sub contractors and supervisors to fully train all employers, laborers and workers who will be using any type of crane on the proper way to use that specific model and type. Some of the main causes for crush accidents are from operators not paying attention, crane drivers view blocked by cargo or bad weather, cranes colliding with shelves, aisles, farm equipment, construction equipment, and buildings, cranes being overloaded, crane brakes not working, crane operators not using horns, crane drivers being drunk or intoxicated, cranes being driven while it is elevated, defective brakes, crane going too fast, crane going uphill or downhill without proper safety techniques, crane’s load shifting or falling off, pallets breaking, pallets collapsing, and crane driver distracted by texting, cell phones, walkie talkie, change of plans, being rushed by their boss or coworker discussions.
Crane injuries can be very catastrophic due to the immense weight of the cranes and the products and materials they carry. Some of the possible injuries from being crushed by a crane include spinal cord injuries, amputation, lacerations, eye injuries, head injuries, brain injuries, concussions, muscle strains, ligament sprains, being crushed, ear injuries, becoming deformed, electrocution, wrongful death, broken bones, and more. Whether you are the victim, a coworker of the victim or the family of the victim, we encourage you to call our firm to let us help you.
The large majority of crane accident injuries happen at work and construction sites. Employees and their families have rights and are protected under the workers’ comp laws in California. Employers are required to not penalize or fire an employee who files a workers’ compensation claim. Our firm is very experienced at taking care of work comp claims and investigating every accident for all responsible parties including third parties who were also at fault. A construction site has many third parties including the many subcontractors, land owners, and contactors. Our hard working crane accident attorneys have over thirty years of experience of maximizing the types and amount of compensation. California has created the system for your benefit so let us help you receive you deserve for your job injury.
The Orange County personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have represented and helped people who have been hurt on the job by a crane for over three decades so we have the knowhow and experience to help you win in court. We will also help you out of court, especially by ensuring you get the proper medical treatment in a timely manner. This is true for workers compensation, third party injury cases, product defect cases, crane defect cases or personal injury cases. Call us today at (888) 516-8530 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We will go for the maximum possible compensation for your on-the-job injury or personal injury and you will not have to pay us until and unless we win your case.