Long Island Crane Accident Attorney
Common Causes of Crane Accidents
Far too many accidents occur on construction sites. One of the most dangerous construction jobs is that of the crane operator. Crane operators face serious risks every time they go to work. Due to the dangers of their particular profession, crane operators are required to go through extensive training and follow detailed safety precautions to help keep themselves, and those around them, free from harm. At Jaghab, Jaghab, & Jaghab, P.C., our Long Island crane accident lawyers are intimately familiar with these laws, and we can help you file a claim if you were injured in a crane accident while on the job.
How Do Crane Accidents Happen?
Crane accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Operator error, lack of proper training, unsafe working conditions, an unstable or uneven surface, and an overloaded crane are all reasons for crane accidents and resultant fatalities. Some of the most common types of crane accidents are:
- an electrocution, which occurs when either the crane cable or boom come in contact with an overhead power line,
- a worker being injured or killed as a result of a crane load falling on them, a crane part coming loose, or being hit by the crane boom itself,
- a worker falling from the crane, or from a hook or other platform hoisted up by the crane,
- a crane collapse, or
- a worker getting caught in crane mechanisms.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a crane accident we recommend you contact a knowledgeable Long Island construction accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C. as soon as possible. We will take the time to thoroughly review your case, analyze all accident and injury reports, do further investigations as needed to determine which parties are liable, advise you of your legal options, and help you determine the best course of action to pursue.
Successful Construction Accident Cases
Our firm has more than 80 years combined experience, along with thousands of successful verdicts and settlements. Our primary focus is on personal injury law, which includes construction accidents, workers compensation and more. We are com mitted to helping clients protect their interests and achieve the best possible outcome for their case. That is why we work diligently to provide each of our clients with a consistently high level of professional and personalized service, so that they can focus on recovering from their injuries and moving forward with their lives.
We cannot guarantee the outcome of any particular case, however, our success record speaks for itself in that we have had the third highest verdict in New York for a personal injury case. We collected more than $50,000,000 for a worker who was paralyzed when after falling 12-feet from scaffolding. In another case, we were able to collect $250,000 for a construction worker who sustained a 15% loss of vision in his left eye as a result of the owner and general contractor failing to provide proper eye protection.
In cases such as this, it is important to have a Long Island crane accident attorney who is on your side and will fight aggressively on your behalf. We have built a reputation for being zealous advocates of our client’s rights. It is our goal to bring you peace of mind by knowing that your case is in good hands. Contact a Long Island construction accident attorney at our office for more information.