There is no denying that while anybody can be injured at work, regardless of the field they work in, some occupations are simply more dangerous than others. With that being said, all employees deserve to feel safe while on the job. Their employers are obligated to ensure a work environment that’s as safe as possible. While some things may be out of their control and may have been purely accidental, other tragic accidents could have easily been prevented if an employer or coworker didn’t make a careless mistake. Sadly, this happens frequently in the construction field. While this line of work can be risky, construction workers should always receive proper training, as well as adequate safety equipment when they’re working. Without these crucial things, a catastrophic accident can occur and result in serious injury. While there are various types of construction accidents, one type of common construction accident that occurs is crane accidents.
Crane accidents not only result in severe and painful injuries, but in some cases, prove to be fatal. Over a recent four-year period, there were 220 crane-related fatalities that were reported, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). Cranes are large pieces of equipment that often carry very heavy materials on a construction site, and if there is an error malfunction or user error, a serious tragedy can result.
Crane accidents are often the result of:
- Mechanical failure
- Errors in assembly or disassembly
- Load capacity mistakes
- Lack of proper training
- Swinging or dropped loads
- Lack of adequate maintenance
Construction site workers injured in a crane accident often sustain serious injuries that can make it impossible for them to return to work for a prolonged period of time. Depending on the extent of the injuries, some construction workers may be permanently out of work. The settlement from a personal injury lawsuit is often meant to cover pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills, but a case can often take a significant amount of time to finalize. In some situations, it is a victim’s loved one who is waiting on a settlement from a wrongful death lawsuit in order to take care of funeral costs and other expenses. At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.