Construction Crane Accidents And Falling Equipment
Cranes are essential parts of many construction sites in San Diego and throughout California. There are a number of different kinds of cranes, and all of them pose a hazard for workers. Cranes are used to lift heavy equipment and materials. If that equipment or those materials come loose, they can cause serious injuries to anyone down below.
At Martinez & Schill LLP, we are skilled in handling construction accident cases such as those involving cranes. Our San Diego crane accident lawyers investigate, negotiate and litigate in the pursuit of full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Crane Accidents And Falling Equipment In California
Using a crane is very complicated, and those who operate cranes should have specialized training to do so. When an operator is improperly trained or supervised, an accident can occur. There are specific rules that must be followed when a crane is operated. Disobeying those rules is dangerous, and devastating accidents involving both the operator and those on the ground can result. Additionally, there may be a product defect in the crane itself. If this is the case, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer or whoever is tasked with maintaining and storing the crane.
Even if you are injured while you are at work, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to obtain compensation. While you cannot file a claim against your employer because of California workers’ compensation laws, you can file third-party actions against other liable parties. Your lawsuit will not negatively impact your workers’ compensation claim. On the contrary, obtaining greater compensation on top of workers’ compensation benefits makes it more likely that you will have all your financial damages covered and then some.
Construction Site Accident Compensation
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a crane accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our San Diego crane accident lawyers will examine your case and counsel you on whether there is an appropriate third-party action to pursue. Martinez & Schill LLP has offices located in San Diego and Riverside, though we are available to come to you if you are unable to travel. Call 619-512-5995 for our San Diego office or 951-290-3367 for our Riverside location.