Crane Accident Solicitors - Injury Compensation Claim Lawyers

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Crane accidents fall into two main categories involving total collapse which may or may not be due to operator error and negligent operation by the driver which injures colleagues or bystanders. In some cases those assisting the driver on the ground fail to give proper directions or fail to properly secure loads which may fall whilst being lifted. A solicitors crane accident compensation claim will usually succeed except in very unusually circumstances relating to hidden defects in the construction materials. The defendants in a crane accident compensation claim are usually both the operator and the employer and damages are paid by the firm's insurers. If you need legal advice just call our crane accident solicitors using the helpline.

Crane Safety

Crane collapses are extremely rare although when they do occur they usually wreak havoc with fatalities being the norm however most crane accident compensation claims arise due to negligent planning of the lift and/or inadequate training of the operator. Employers are required to provide safe equipment, machinery and plant and to provide adequate training to everyone involved. Crane operators should be fully trained and are required to :-

  • not exceed the rated lifting capacity
  • attach above the centre of gravity
  • know the capacity of rigging
  • inspect all equipment
  • keep lift area clear
  • lift and verify rigging
  • start and stop gently
  • observe potential obstructions
  • check anticipated pathway
  • verify hook/shackle closure
  • use appropriate hand signals

Crane Accident Solicitors

If you are the innocent victim of a crane accident or are only partly to blame our crane accident solicitors are able to make compensation claim on a no win no fee basis. If you would like free advice just complete the contact form or email our offices or use the helpline and a crane accident solicitor will telephone to give information on how to protect your legal right to claim damages with no further obligation.

LAWYER HELPLINE: 1800 339 958

The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here