PHOENIX CRANE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
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Crane accidents are responsible for serious injuries and fatalities on Arizona construction sites. The Arizona Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the agency responsible for imposing standards that help prevent Phoenix crane accidents. To accomplish this goal, the agency sets certain safety laws for the operation and maintenance of cranes in Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale, as well as throughout the state of Arizona. Included are the following regulations:
- Age limits for crane operation
- Employee training and certification
- Speed and weight control
- Lighting and clearance
- Routine testing and inspections
Both general contractors and subcontractors involved in a Phoenix crane accident injury can be held liable to the injured worker. The leading causes of construction worker fatalities from cranes involve the machinery falling, collapsing, and tipping over.
A Phoenix crane accident may also result in an electrocution. Since crane booms have an extended reach with a wide swing radius, they present a hazard of coming into contact with power lines. Electrocution victims require specialized medical services and often suffer permanent injuries, disfigurement, and disabilities.
Another hazard of working in the area of a crane is the risk of being struck by falling material. In such instances, not only is the crane operator/subcontractor likely to be liable, but the general contractor may also be responsible. Only an experienced construction/crane accident lawyer can identify the responsible parties.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
Any delay in retaining an experienced attorney may present a serious risk of the loss of critical evidence. An accident scene must be investigated, the crane and boom inspected, and witnesses interviewed as soon as possible. Thereafter, it is important that your law firm retain construction and equipment experts as well as medical experts, life care planners, and economists, depending on the nature and extent of injuries.
CRANES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES
Both workers and passersby can suffer serious injuries from cranes that include the following:
- Broken bones
- Severe disfigurement
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Chemical and electrical burns
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
CONTACT US FOR HELP IN RECEIVING A FAIR AND JUST SETTLEMENT
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a crane accident, you may be entitled to a great deal of compensation. An experience Phoenix Crane Accident Lawyer will seek damages for medical expenses (past and future), lost earnings (past and future), pain and suffering, disfigurement and other damages.
Our Phoenix crane accident attorneys at Alex & Saavedra, P.C. know that injuries suffered from crane accidents often change a person’s life forever. Please contact Alex & Saavedra, P.C. at 602-971-1775 if you or a loved one needs a Phoenix crane accident lawyer.