Crane Accidents

First developed by the ancient Greeks, cranes are still widely used today to lift and hoist heavy materials, usually in the process of construction. Utilizing these efficient machines has helped to broaden the horizons of possibility in engineering, but working with such massive equipment is very dangerous work.

In 1993, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reported 79 fatal occupational injuries related to cranes, and in 1992 the bureau examined 400 crane incidents over a period of 5 years which resulted in 354 fatalities total. These frightening statistics are a reminder that accidents with cranes and construction equipment are not only possible but they are common in certain industries.

Were you or a loved one injured in an accident on the job? If so, you could be entitled to compensation because of the pain, frustration, and mental anguish you endured. The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm has years of experience litigating workers’ compensation claims, and we believe that the victims and their families deserve justice. We will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients.

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay NOTHING unless we win a successful verdict or settlement for you.

To find out how we can help, simply chat live with someone now, fill out our short contact form, or contact our office at 855-522-5291. There is no obligation to proceed and the details of your case are always confidential—it’s 100% FREE.

How do Crane Accidents Occur?

According to OSHA, most crane accidents take place because of a collapse with the crane boom or a break or malfunction to the same. This can happen when the load that is being picked up is too heavy (exceeding the weight limit) or too large for the crane. 

The crane operator is responsible for calculating the load of the machine, and it is the responsibility of the operator’s employer to ensure that they have been provided with the proper loading weight.

In most cases, negligent behavior is at the root of the accident, and the victims of crane accidents deserve to have their rights defended in court.

What Types of Cranes Can Cause Injury?

Each type of crane serves a different purpose in its respective industry. Some common types include:

  • Aerial
  • Crawler
  • Floating
  • Pick-and-carry
  • Tower
  • …and many others.

Contacting Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you are involved in a crane accident while on the job, reaching out to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can not only assist you in filing a claim against the negligent party that caused your accident, it could help cover the expenses you incurred from the accident. At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm we can help you fight for the justice you deserve.

For more than a decade we have been representing accident injury victims throughout the Southern Illinois area and can help you or your loves ones who have been hurt in an accident. We have several offices located in Illinois and are proud to serve the following areas:

  • Decatur
  • Charleston
  • Mattoon
  • O’Fallon
  • Champaign
  • …and many more local neighborhoods.

Contact us at (855) 522-5291 to find out how we can help you fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you deserve.