For construction workers, the use of heavy machinery and equipment like cranes are just a part of the job. Workers use these pieces of equipment with confidence, assuming their employers have followed all state and federal regulations set forth to protect them from falling victim to an injury on the job. Unfortunately sometimes due to manufacturer or employer negligence this is not the case.
While construction sites, contractors, and subcontractors are required to follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. A failure to comply with OSHA regulations may cause a major accident involving one or multiple individuals. Construction accidents caused by the use of cranes can cause serious injuries and may even be fatal.
At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. we will file your construction accident claim and fight to get you maximum compensation. We know what it takes to win personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, and we are here to help you every step of the way.
Crane Accident Injuries
Cranes are one of the larges pieces of construction machinery in use, and are vital when it comes to completing construction projects. However, they can also be extremely dangerous for both construction workers and pedestrians.
Crane accidents can be caused by a multitude of reasons, including mechanical defects, improper training, dangerous work environment, or human error.
Crane accident injuries include:
- Electrocution by hitting a power line or live wire
- Being struck by the Crane’s load or boom
- Injuries to the head, neck or spinal cord
- Injuries to the hands or feet
How to Know If You Are Eligible for Compensation
Not all injured workers are entitled to compensation. If you or somebody you love has been injured or died from a crane accident, contact The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to learn whether you are entitled to compensation benefits. We will advise you of your rights and help you choose the best course of action.
Contact an Experienced Miami Crane Accident Lawyer Today
The stress of dealing with the aftermath of a work-related injury can cause psychological damage to both the injured party and their loved ones. Coupled with the financial burden of high medical bills and recovery, it is easy to focus on your injury instead of your claim.
Contact the experienced attorney at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to take care of your lawsuit for you. We will do everything from file your claim to fight for the maximum compensation value. We will work tirelessly for you and your family to find all liable parties, including employers, manufacturers, and insurance companies.
To file your claim and get one step closer to compensation, contact a highly qualified Miami crane accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. today.