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Crane Accidents Attorney: Injury Lawyers

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Crane Accidents Attorney: Injury Lawyers

Cranes are a mainstay in the construction industry. The attorneys at our firm can help if you or someone you know has been injured in a crane accident.

Approximately 125,000 cranes are used in the construction industry. Cranes are often used to move heavy pieces of machinery and supplies needed for the construction of today‚Äôs large buildings and skyscrapers. The use of a crane can be complicated by the use of other cranes or heavy equipment on the construction sites. Crane injuries can be devastating. OSHA has taken precautions to prevent many injuries. An employer’s noncompliance puts you, the employee at risk.

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warning sign at construction site, multiple cranes working in the background

Injuries resulting from accidents involving cranes can be catastrophic. Injuries resulting from the use of cranes include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, dismemberment, burns caused by electrical shock and even death.

The most common cause of injury-related to the use of cranes is electrocution from overhead utility lines. Other causes of injury involving the use of cranes are dropped loads, failure of crane rigging, weight overload, and the crane overturning.

Due to the number of severe injuries involved in crane accidents, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has adopted a number of regulations governing the use of cranes on construction sites:

OSHA regulations require that the employer complies with all manufacturer specifications and limitations applicable to the operation of any and all cranes. Federal law requires that instructions and warnings regarding the rated load capacities and safety warnings be visible to the crane operator while he is in control of the crane. The employer is responsible for ensuring that a competent person inspects all machinery and equipment prior to use. The employer is responsible for ensuring that all broken machinery or equipment is replaced before use. The employer is also responsible for ensuring that a safe distance between a crane and an overhead electrical line. If the crane is required to work within close proximity of an electrical line, the employer is responsible for ensuring that the electrical line is de-energized.

What can your San Antonio law firm do for me if I am injured in a crane accident?

Having a crane injury attorney is an important part of leveling the legal playing field. It is likely that more than one party is responsible for the accident occurring. Depending on the circumstances, subcontractors, general contractors, utility companies or your own company may be responsible for the injuries you sustained. A crane injury attorney will be able to help you find the party responsible for your injury and take the steps necessary to bring about the best results for your particular case.

Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for employees injured in construction accidents.
Our firm has the resources and experience necessary to pursue complex litigation involving multiple defendants.
Our firm routinely consults and hires experts in the field of OSHA regulations, workplace safety and the proper use of heavy equipment on construction sites.

Contact our office for a free consultation with one of our San Antonio construction attorneys. Our firm has the talent and experience necessary to bring your injury claim against your employer or anyone else responsible for your injury.

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