An estimate by MacCollum, a recognized authority on crane hazards, states that 25 to 33% of fatal injuries in construction and maintenance are caused by cranes. If you have lost a loved one in such a tragic event, a New York City construction accident lawyer can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. If you or a loved one has been injured by a crane, you have the right to seek compensation. Crane accidents are commonly caused by:

  • Side pull
  • Outrigger failure
  • Hoist limitations
  • Two-blocking
  • Killer hooks
  • Boom buckling
  • Accidental turntable turning
  • Crabbing or oversteer
  • Access or egress
  • Control confusion
  • Upset or overturn
  • Overloading
  • Rigging failure and fall of load or lifting tackle
  • Being hit by a moving load
  • Contact with power lines
  • Falls from or injuries within manlifts
  • Errors in assembly or dismantling

Liability and Compensation

Depending on the specifics of the situation, it may be appropriate to sue the crane manufacturer, crane operator, or another individual or organization. If your employer is responsible for the incident, you can pursue damages through workers' compensation, or through the civil courts in certain very specific circumstances. The team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP will know the best way to approach your case, having over 100 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of construction accident victims.

Our NYC construction accident attorneys waste no time taking strategic steps to fight for the compensation you need. When you are facing enormous medical bills, lost income and possibly a reduced ability to earn an income, you need all the help you can get. Damages may also be awarded for your pain and suffering and, where your injuries are severe and permanent, reduced quality of life.

Contact us today to discuss your options for pursuing compensation. The firm's personal injury lawyers serving New York City offer free case evaluations to help you get started!