Construction Crane Accidents-Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Lawyer
According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the leading causes of on-the-job injuries are falling or being struck by or against a heavy object. Unfortunately, these are some of the most likely results of accidents with cranes. Tower cranes, truck-mounted cranes and others can be deadly when they are used incorrectly, maintained poorly or have safety defects. To make matters worse, accidents at construction sites sometimes result in prolonged finger-pointing between contractors and workers, delaying help for the injured person.
The most common human causes of crane accidents are mistakes by the people operating the cranes. This includes overloading a crane, imbalanced loads, improperly secured loads and ordinary inattention. All of these can cause loads to collapse or cranes to tip over, putting the workers around the crane at grave risk. Cranes that are not well maintained by the people or organizations responsible can also have catastrophic failures. The resulting construction crane accidents can cause permanent injuries or wrongful deaths.
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Unfortunately, other common causes of crane accidents are defects in the cranes themselves—in their design, manufacture or the safety warnings they carry. Texas law gives manufacturers a legal obligation to make sure their products are safe. If they are not, the law allows injured people to hold those manufacturers legally responsible for the results.
Compensation for Injuries
A worker injured by a crane in Texas should be eligible for workers’ compensation payments, and that eligibility means workers cannot sue their employers to recover full compensation for their injuries and losses. However, when the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, such as another contractor or a crane manufacturer, workers may be able to sue that third party while also collecting workers’ compensation. And of course, if your employer has failed to get workers’ compensation insurance, you are free to sue.
Contact Coby L. Wooten for Legal Help after a Serious Crane Accident
Coby L. Wooten, P.C. is an experienced law firm representing people who were seriously hurt by a crane in Texas, and families who lost loved ones in construction crane accidents. Since 1996, I have focused my practice on helping injured people recover the financial compensation they need to get medical treatment, support themselves and move on after an accident that was no fault of their own.