Crane Accident Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
We Can Help You Secure Compensation for Construction Site Injuries
Many construction sites require the use of cranes, but without proper safety precautions, these machines can cause serious accidents. Cranes are enormous, require precise control, and move heavy supplies over construction sites. A single mistake can hurt multiple people.
Were you hurt in a crane accident while working as a construction employee or independent contractor at a construction site? You have may have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury claim. Come to our team of construction accident lawyers to discuss your case and determine what your options are.
Start your claim today by calling us at (888) 499-6206 for a free consultation. We can help with crane accidents in and around Fort Lauderdale.
Injuries Caused by Crane Accidents
Because crane accidents can take many forms, they can cause many injuries. Some of the most serious harms related to cranes are:
- Crush injuries from falling objects or collapsing structures
- Spinal cord and brain injuries from falling off a crane
- Electrocution injuries when servicing the crane
- Lacerations and disfigurement from snapped cables
Some of these injuries will affect patients for the rest of their lives, which makes it even more important to file for benefits. If you believe you will be permanently disabled and perhaps even unable to return to work, ask our lawyers what we can do to make sure you are taken care of.
Personal Injury Claim or Workers’ Compensation?
A workers’ compensation claim is available to employees covered by workers’ compensation insurance. It should guarantee financial assistance for medical bills and missed wages after a workplace accident. However, due to the procedural requirements and tactics insurance adjusters use to reduce the amount they owe accident victims, some workers have their claims unfairly denied.
If you are in a position where you are not covered by workers’ compensation or the accident was caused by a negligent third party (i.e., someone who is not associated with your employer or company), you may be able to file a personal injury claim instead. Because you can recover more types of damages in personal injury claims than in workers’ comp claims, exploring this option can be well worth it.
You should always notify your employer after you get hurt on the job, even if you do not qualify for workers’ compensation. Failing to tell your employer about the accident or injury could invalidate your claim to any sort of benefits afterward.
Start Your Crane Accident Claim Today
After a serious injury, it can be difficult to do much of anything, including filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, your window for receiving assistance is short, and missing it could devastate you financially. Reach out to our attorneys to see how we can help you.
With over 50 years of experience and a can-do attitude, our lawyers are ready to help you determine the best option for recovering compensation. No matter what, we are here for you.
Our family-owned firm offers compassionate and personalized support during difficult times. Schedule your free consultation by calling our Fort Lauderdale office at (888) 499-6206.