A Crane Accident Lawyer in New York Who Fights for Victims
For over 80 years, we’ve been helping construction site accident victims recover from their workplace injuries. Crane accidents are in the news more and more each year, with every type involved—mobile cranes, such as truck cranes and rail mounted cranes, and overhead cranes. Overhead cranes usually have a hook-and-line mechanism situated on a horizontal beam, which runs along two rails, and it is due to these many moving parts that overhead crane accident fatalities are the most common. Crane accidents, from spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury to broken bones and shoulder and neck injury, are covered by workers compensation benefits. Without an experienced lawyer at your side, it can be tough to prove that the cause was a defective crane or other extenuating circumstances, such as high winds, poor maintenance or improper training.
Injured in a Crane Accident? Let Us Pursue Workers Compensation On Your Behalf
If you were injured while operating a malfunctioning crane, it will be your word against the workers compensation insurance companies, and that’s where we come in. If you are represented by our New York law firm, we will investigate what happened and find the cause.
Because mobile cranes are mounted and travel on top of mobile trucks or rail cars, a reckless driver of the vehicle can cause a devastating crane accident. Crane accidents typically involve other construction site workers near the crane. In a recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers most likely to be killed in crane accidents were construction laborers, electricians, welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers, whereas crane and tower operators accounted for the fewest fatalities. Those crane-related fatalities were due to everything from electrocution accidents and being struck by a falling object that dropped off the crane, to being knocked off a building by a crane or being caught in between the crane and another object and crushed to death.
At the Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, we’ve seen the dangers of crane accidents first-hand, and we go to bat for clients injured because of a crane. Call us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We represent workers injured in New York, including Westchester County, Manhattan, Queens County, Long Island and Staten Island.