Queens Crane Accident Attorney
Representation in Queens for Crane Accident Victims
Construction workers are employed in one of the most dangerous work environments. There are many ways a worker can be injured, including crane accidents. These massive pieces of heavy equipment operate not only on the ground but also in elevated locations, such as the top of buildings. They carry other heavy objects as well, such as metal and wood beams, heavy stone slabs, equipment and many other heavy items that have been known to fall, crushing everything below. When a crane accident injures a worker, the results can mean severe, catastrophic injuries or death. In some cases individuals such as pedestrians or others below can be hurt in these terrible construction accidents. There are many facets to the laws governing construction projects. A knowledgeable
personal injury lawyer will be of immense help if you or a loved one has been injured or died in an accident involving a crane.
Crane Accident Injury Compensation
Injuries caused by a crane accident can take place through various contributing factors. The crane itself can collapse, or a beam or other heavy object being held by the crane is dropped. Safety mechanisms on the crane may be inoperable or malfunction. In some cases, a crane hits a power line, or the operator fails to adhere to safety standards, or he is poorly or inadequately trained, or some other reason.
Injuries from crane accidents can be very serious, requiring extensive hospitalization, and often long term medical treatment and nursing care, or many surgeries over several years. The economic damages also include lost wages from employment, as well non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. It could be financially and emotionally devastating. Your own insurance and workers' compensation benefits may not be adequate. Should a third party such as crane rental company, sub-contracting firm or other entity be wholly or partially liable, it could be possible to pursue damages from that third party.
An attorney in Queens who fully understands construction law should assist you to file a claim so that the maximum in compensation can be sought on your behlf. At the Law Offices of Gary E. Rosenberg, P.C., we have the experience to litigate cases should it be necessary, or to negotiate a fair settlement, based upon the damages in your case. Contact us when you need hard-working, effective representation.