Pursuing Financial Recovery From A Crane Injury

Few things are more imposing on a construction site than a crane. Though it is a necessary piece of equipment, its size also makes it quite dangerous. Even a slight mistake either using or working near a crane can cause serious damage and injury. If you have suffered a crane injury, you will need a skilled, caring attorney to guide you through the complicated legal issues involved in these cases.

The experienced legal team at Golitko & Daly, P.C., is ready to help you create a strong claim in order to maximize your recovery. We take the time to get to know you, so we know what is important to you and your family as we pursue your case. We are always available to answer questions and help you find needed resources.

How Do Crane Accidents Happen?

Cranes require skill and expert handling. The slightest mistake can have devastating consequences. A number of situations can lead to crane accidents, including:

  • Boom collapse: An overloaded or improperly rigged boom can cause the crane to collapse.
  • Crane overturns: Cranes need stable ground and balanced loads operated by a skilled operator, otherwise they can tip over, causing severe injury or even death.
  • Falling from the crane: Insufficient or defective safety harnesses can result in dangerous falls.
  • Manufacturing defects: Defective machinery can cause a malfunction or failure that can lead to injuries.
  • Inspection failures: Proper inspections are critical to keeping the crane operating safely to prevent equipment failure.
  • Collision with power lines: As cranes are nearly all metal and extremely tall, they pose a serious electrocution risk.

The injuries caused by these accidents are often severe and life-altering. You may need ongoing medical care for a long time to come. A thorough analysis of your injuries, prognosis, current costs and potential treatment and therapies are all key to correctly evaluating your claim. Our team of attorneys includes a registered nurse and a certified physical therapist, which helps us evaluate your future medical and financial needs.

Comprehensive Compensation For Your Injury

While your accident likely falls under your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage, you may have other sources of recovery, as well. For example, if the crane suffered a mechanical defect, you may have a product liability case against its manufacturer. If the crane was operated by someone outside of your company, you could bring a negligence claim against them.

No matter what the situation leading up to your accident was, Golitko & Daly, P.C., will pursue every avenue of compensation you have available. Our team will be there for you every step of the way during this process.

Call Our Construction Accident Attorneys Today

We are happy to meet with you in a free case review and consultation. You can schedule your appointment online or by calling our Indianapolis office at 317-566-9600, our Kokomo office at 765-865-9300 or our Bloomington office at 812-566-2600.