Crane accidents at construction sites have the potential to result in very serious injury or death. The attorneys at the Philadelphia, PA law firm of The Levin Firm understand that some common causes of an injury from a crane accident can include high wind, power line contact, overturning or collapsing, assembling or dismantling the vehicle, and operator error. Our lawyers know that construction employers are responsible for ensuring that an operator of a crane has been properly trained and that the conditions for operating the machinery are safe so that a crane accident does not occur. Most crane accidents could be prevented by the imposition of safety measures and practices. You have a right to recover for all your injuries against the parties that did not take appropriate measures to ensure your safety.
Construction sites can be very dangerous places, especially when heavy pieces of equipment, such as cranes, are in use. The fact that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules for crane operation have not been updated since 1971 also contributes to the high injury and fatality rates attached to crane accidents. The United States Department of Labor estimates that as many as 82 deaths occur each year as a result of crane accidents, and states that future accidents could be prevented by updating the OSHA standards.
It is important to contact an attorney right away if you have been injured at a construction site. The nature of a construction site is that it is constantly changing, and it is important that the site is investigated, observed and photographed in the same condition that it was in when you were injured. Property owners may try to fix the dangerous condition or cover it up, or it may be eliminated on its own as part of the original construction plans. That’s why you need an attorney who will work quickly and efficiently to ensure that you have the strongest case possible so that you can fully recover for your injuries.
Representing clients who were injured in crane accidents requires a team of aggressive investigators and lawyers all devoting their maximum effort to their clients. At The Levin Firm, our Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury attorneys work together with a team of investigators and support staff to investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has been in a crane accident, contact The Levin Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case.
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