Construction sites contain many potential hazards that can lead to serious accidents and injuries. Heavy objects, construction equipment, and tall heights are just some of the many risks that construction workers face each day. Cranes are one piece of construction equipment that can cause particularly devastating accidents because of their size and the weight that they may carry.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crane accident, consider contacting the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Injuries from crane accidents may occur in a number of different circumstances. Many of the accidents happen because a crane beam comes into contact with a power line, electrocuting the operator and endangering anyone in the vicinity. Cranes can also be very top heavy and may turn over if they are not on a flat surface or if the arm becomes overextended.
Loads that are not secured properly to the crane arm may fall from several stories above, injuring or killing anyone near the drop site. An inattentive operator may misguide the crane arm, running it into a nearby building or otherwise unsafely moving the arm.
Crane accidents may affect a large population, including the operator, other construction workers, bystanders, and nearby building residents. If a crane causes structural damage or is involved in a chemical spill, an entire area may need to be evacuated to prevent post-accident injuries or illness.
Victims of crane accidents may suddenly be burdened with many costs, including surgery and treatment bills, lost wages from time off of work, hospital stays, recovery time, physical therapy, and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crane accident, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney today. Someone may be liable for the accident and your family may be entitled to compensation for injuries and damages. For sound legal advice and assistance with initiating a claim for compensation, please contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.