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Crane Accidents

Brooklyn Crane Accident LawyerCrane accidents in New York are unfortunately all too common. Cranes are massive equipment weighing up to 4,000 pounds that can cause horrendous injuries when accidents occur.

If you have been hurt in a crane accident, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. We’re ready to take your call at (718) 802-1600.

Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys are dedicated advocates for injured people.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Attorney Jay Knispel is an experienced trial lawyer who will not hesitate to take your case to court rather than settling for less than it is worth.
  • Our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience representing injured clients in crane accident cases and a range of personal injury matters.
  • We are committed to providing aggressive, effective legal representation to our clients.

New York Crane Accidents in Recent Years

The following are examples of serious crane accidents in the city in recent years:

  • February 2016: A crane collapsed, killing a worker. Because of wind gusts and snow, the crew decided to lower the crane and bring down the boom stretching 565 feet into the sky. Instead of a controlled, steady descent, the crane suddenly began to topple over, plunged into a free fall, and crashed onto the street. A man walking on the street was killed by the falling crane.
  • November 2016: Amid high winds, a crane wire snapped at the job site, sending a 6,500-pound steel beam crashing down on the cab. Both the crane operator and his flagman were killed in the accident.
  • June 2017: Three construction workers were injured (two seriously injured) when a load of building materials crashed through the roof of the home in which they were working. A crane operator had hoisted the heavy load onto the roof of the brick building, but the materials went through the roof and into the cellar.

Common Types of Crane Accidents

OSHA regulations are meant to keep construction workers and public individuals safe in and around construction sites. However, mistakes still happen, and people are injured. Common types of crane accidents involve:

  • Dropped loads
  • Cranes striking power lines
  • Crane boom collapse
  • Cranes overturning
  • Mechanical failure of the crane
  • Improper operation of the crane

Who Is Liable?

Workers are typically barred from bringing negligence claims against their employers under workers’ compensation laws. However, crane accidents are different.

Cranes are operated by contractors who are not in charge of the construction site and may be held liable for worker injuries in a third-party claim for compensation. Potentially liable parties in a crane accident may include:

  • Crane maintenance companies
  • Crane and parts manufacturers, distributors, and retailers
  • On-site contractors (other than the injured worker’s employer)

Why You Need a Lawyer

Crane accidents can cause serious or catastrophic injuries with long-term consequences for the victim and his or her family. After a serious crane accident, it is vital that you speak with an experienced construction accident attorney right away.

Our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to aggressively and effectively pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Connect With a Brooklyn, NY Construction Accident Lawyer

At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Contact us today if you have been seriously hurt in a crane accident, we offer free consultations.

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