Cranes are a necessary piece of equipment on many construction sites. Because of the heights that are involved in crane work, they can add dramatically to the level of risk of workplace injuries. Common types of crane accidents include:
- Workers being struck by falling debris
- Workers being struck by objects swinging out of control or the crane itself
- Collapsing cranes accidents
- Mobile cranes tipping over
- Improper rigging, positioning, or setup
Crane operators are especially at risk from crane accidents. Their position being constantly nearby the crane makes crane operators the most likely to be injured should some accident occur involving the crane or its load.
For workers who have been injured in a crane accident, the first question that needs to be answered may be whether or not your employer has workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you will need to pursue compensation through the courts. If the crane was assembled by another party, you may need to pursue compensation from the assembler via a third-party claim.
Decades Of Experience Helping The Injured
At Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., our attorneys are skilled at pursuing compensation from nonsubscribing employers and third parties for those who have been injured on the job. We know the impact that crane accidents can have on the lives of injured workers and their families, and we are committed to helping them secure the full compensation they are entitled to. Former Harris County Attorney Michael P. Fleming has more than 27 years of experience helping people through the difficult times that follow a serious accident.
Contact The Houston Crane Accident Professionals Of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crane accident, it is important that you speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Sometimes, you might need a lawyer to investigate the accident immediately. If you have any questions, feel free to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our crane accident injury attorneys, call 713-221-6800, toll free at 888-529-0018