Cranes are vital pieces of heavy machinery on many construction and work sites. They are often the only machines capable of picking up incredibly heavy objects and moving them with precision. Without cranes, mass shipping of freight, construction of skyscrapers, and manufacturing heavy equipment would be virtually impossible.
A high degree of experience and skill is required to safely and effectively operate large cranes. Unfortunately, even experienced operators are still sometimes responsible for accidents which may lead to personal injury and/or property damage. Out-of-date safety codes, improper operation, and dangerous conditions can all lead to serious injury.
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our construction accident attorneys have decades of experience helping clients receive compensation through injury claims of all kinds throughout New Jersey.
Call our office today to discuss your accident, and potential options for recovering compensation, in a free and confidential consultation with a Bloomfield crane accident lawyer.
Proving Negligence for a Crane Accident
In order to file a personal injury claim as a result of your crane accident, you must not have been employed by the company which was operating the crane. If you were an employee at the time of the accident, your best recourse is to file a workers’ compensation claim through your company’s insurance policy provider.
If you were not employed by the company operating the claim, your injury case will hinge on showing that the company, the property owner, the manufacturer, or the crane operator acted with negligence. In some cases, more than one of these parties may be at fault.
For example, if a crane accident was caused by a defective part, resulting in a piece of the crane to become detached, our Bloomfield crane accident injury attorneys may recommend holding the manufacturer liable. If a crane accident was caused by a distracted, inexperienced, or improperly trained operator, then the operator and the company who employed the operator may instead be held liable. This also depends on whether the operator was an independent contractor or a direct employee of the company.
With complex situations and several potential plans of action, securing the services of our experienced attorneys may help you to prove that your injury could have been prevented under the proper circumstances. Allow our firm to hold the appropriate parties liable and recover the compensation you and your family need and deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.