A lawyer specializing in crane injury law from Pravati can help
Cranes and Aerial lifts dot the landscape at construction sites all across the U.S. It might come as little surprise, then, that the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health reports that an average of 26 construction workers die each year on aerial lifts. The deaths, which are responsible for as many as 3 percent of all construction-related deaths, occur when workers fall from the lift, are electrocuted while on it, or are in a lift or crane that collapses or tips over. Whether you or a loved one was injured on a bucket truck, cherry picker, elevated platform or other crane and aerial lift, you may be entitled to damages.
Negligence & Injuries
Negligence is, sadly, often behind crane and aerial lift injury accidents. In April 2013 Christopher Hill of Alabama won a lawsuit for $1.7 million after suffering a crane-related injury. One million dollars was awarded against three companies in compensation for damage: All Crane Rental of Alabama, TEK Aerial Lifts and SMP Welding. The company that owned the lift on which Hill was hurt was given a $700,000 additional payment order for punitive damages. While the plaintiffs accused a subcontractor known as SMK, Hill’s lawyer pointed the finger more at All Crane, who allegedly did not conduct proper maintenance inspections.
Damages due to cranes and aerial lifts are not just suffered by construction workers. Sometimes innocent bystanders can be hurt too, which is the case with Kathy Gaberson and Larry Ammon; they filed a lawsuit against general contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis and engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates after their son, Matt Ammon, died when a crane fell onto his apartment on November 16, 2006. Gaberson and Ammon claimed that poor installation and faulty design caused their son’s death. The settlement was settled in April 2009, before the trial reached court.
Lawyer Referral for Crane and Aerial Lift Lawsuits
If you or a loved one has been injured in any way by a crane or aerial lift, then you need an experienced lawyer to help you fight for damages. At Pravati Legal Networks, we have built a comprehensive network of crane and aerial lift injury attorneys with the crane injury law experience you need to fight your case effectively. Our crane and aerial lift injury lawyers accept no upfront fees and don’t work on a retainer basis. Instead, they work on a contingency basis and only get paid when you do.
Attorneys For Aerial Lift And Crane Injury Law
Crane and Aerial Lift Parameters For Lawyer Referral
- Did a violation of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) safety standards cause the accident?
- Did improper safety training contribute to the injury?
- Did someone’s negligent actions directly contribute to the accident?
If you or a loved one experienced a Crane and Aerial Lift Injury, contact Pravati Legal Networks today.