Montgomery County Crane Accident Lawyers
Seasoned PA Crane Accident Attorneys Represent Injured Victims in Montgomery County and Bucks County, Pennsylvania
It’s no secret that cranes are huge, heavy and unwieldy pieces of construction equipment—making cranes naturally dangerous. That’s why construction workers undergo extensive training in order to operate cranes. Unfortunately, crane accidents are on the rise throughout the Philadelphia area—and if you’re injured, you may have the right to compensation.
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, we combine big law firm resources with small firm personal attention and support. For over 65 years, we’ve been helping construction accident victims in Southeast Pennsylvania recover fair compensation for their injuries. We have a strong reputation throughout Pennsylvania—so our name means something to the insurance companies and defense lawyers who might try to pay less than you deserve.
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We’re here to get the compensation that’s right for you, and we know that your case isn’t the same as our last client. We also understand that you’re probably worried about your finances, so we don’t recover attorneys’ fees unless we win compensation in your case. We also give you a free initial case evaluation to listen to your story and explain how we can help.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a crane accident, call our experienced Bucks County construction accident lawyers today.
Examples of Crane Accidents Happen
Even with comprehensive safety regulations in place, cranes are complicated machines where any number of things can go wrong to cause an accident. Crane accidents might be caused by:
- Improperly trained crane operators,
- Overloading the crane based on the recommended weight for the particular machine,
- Improper assembly or blocking of the crane boom,
- Failure to conduct routine crane inspections and maintenance,
- Installing the crane on an unstable surface,
- Defects in the crane design or manufacture,
- Contact with overhead power lines,
- OHSA violations.
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The very nature of cranes and crane accidents usually means that the injuries you have sustained are serious. You may have sustained:
- Brain injuries,
- Spinal cord damage,
- Loss of limbs,
- Severe burns,
- Organ damage,
- Broken bones or
- Other serious injuries.
Bottom line: crane accidents often leave workers injured and unable to earn a living. Our veteran construction accident lawyers are here to make sure you’re protected financially.
Establishing Who is Responsible and How You Get Compensation After a Crane Accident
Most crane accidents are workplace accidents involving injured workers. When you’ve been injured in a work accident, you have options for recovering financial compensation.
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to help crane accident victims regardless of how the accident was caused. To preserve your right to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits, our labor accident lawyers recommend that you:
- Inform your employer or supervisor of the accident as soon as possible,
- Seek medical attention only from approved physicians and treatment facilities (in an emergency, you can see any doctor when you’re taken to the hospital),
- Fully complete and submit all workers’ compensation paperwork by the required deadlines.
Although these basic rules for getting workers’ compensation may see simple, benefits are often denied for workers who clearly deserve them. Our labor accident lawyers can find out why and fight to make sure you receive workers’ compensation for:
- Medical bills,
- Partial lost wages,
- Temporary or permanent disability,
- Funeral expenses and survivor benefits if the crane accident resulted in the death of your loved one.
In other cases, our crane accident lawyers can evaluate the facts of your work accident and, in some cases, hold a third-party responsible outside of the workers’ compensation system. Accepting workers compensation means that you can’t sue your employer if your employer was responsible for the accident. Workers’ compensation doesn’t prevent you from holding others financially accountable.
In a third-party lawsuit, our accident lawyers will work to prove that negligence caused your accident by showing:
- A duty of care existed (the third party had a duty to act carefully to keep you safe),
- The third party breached that duty by acting carelessly,
- The breach caused your injury, and
- You suffered damages as a result of the injury.
Property owners, crane owners, engineers and contractors are all examples of possible third parties who may have been negligent in causing your accident. Even if you aren’t sure who caused your accident, call us today so that we can use our legal skills and resources to find out.
Our dedicated Montgomery County construction accident lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford have already helped countless clients get compensation for their injuries. Call us today to see how we can help you and your family get the compensation you need.
Call Our Dedicated Construction Accident Lawyers to Protect Your Rights After a Crane Accident Today
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, we’re a mid-sized law firm that offers our clients the best of both worlds. We have the financial resources and experienced lawyers necessary to successfully handle your claim—but we keep our caseloads reasonable so that we’re always here to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Your initial consultation is always free, so you have nothing to lose by calling. You can schedule your free case evaluation by calling our skilled construction accident lawyers or filling out this online contact form.
Frequently Asked Questions About Crane Accidents in Southeast Pennsylvania
It’s unlikely that workers’ compensation would be unavailable after a crane accident, as long as you sustained injuries. You might not be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you intentionally caused the crane accident. Similarly, if you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you might not be entitled to benefits.
Workers’ compensation benefits are valuable. However, they only reimburse you for medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages in most cases. In addition to holding the negligent party responsible, third-party lawsuits give you access to additional forms of compensation. If we can show that someone other than your employer or a co-worker caused the crane accident, we can advocate for additional compensation, including the full amount of your current and future lost wages. You may have the right to compensation for (1) pain and suffering, (2) future medical care, (3) emotional distress, (4) loss of enjoyment of life, (5) diminished earning capacity and more.