Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts crane accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims caused by crane accidents and improper hoister operation.
The entire country is in the middle of a construction boom, as the housing crisis has slowly lifted and more and more individuals are building new houses and companies are opening new business locations. While this growth is great for any city, this also comes with hidden dangers throughout the city. Construction accidents are quite common in any project, but accidents involving cranes can be devastating for not only the workers involve, but also ordinary citizens nearby. If you or a loved one have been injured in a crane accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Crane Accident Statistics
Crane accidents typically occur in construction sites, but when construction occurs in the middle of a city, this can also lead to traumatic accidents involving nearby businesses and hundreds of other citizens. Crane accidents can occur due to:
- Inexperience or misuse
- Foundation issues
- Extreme weather
- Mechanical or structural issues
- Electrical issues
- Dismantling or extending of the crane
Severe crane accidents involve the collapse or major structural damage of the crane, although these are much rarer than other minor accidents which can be equally as devastating. Many of the modern crane accidents have involved many fatalities and injuries because of their large scope of damages. While we are always hopeful that major crane accidents will not occur within the city area, sometimes accidents are unavoidable. If you have been injured in a crane accident, you have the ability to bring a claim against the construction company for your injuries and corresponding medical bills, including lost wages from your injuries. Crane accidents should not occur if everyone and all machinery is working according to proper codes. An accident means the deviation of construction codes, whether that be through a mechanical failure or inexperience in managing the crane. Regardless of the outcome, a crane accident puts many people in a surrounding area at risk of devastating injuries.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a crane accident, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts crane accident lawyer. Our attorney is experienced in handling all types of personal injury cases and understand the rarity of crane accidents. Construction should occur to better the city, not destroy it, and crane accidents should be adequately punished in order to not only give you the compensation you deserve, but to also ensure that further accidents do not occur. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.