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If you have been injured by a crane while at work and the accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our solicitors have years of experience when it comes to dealing with accidents in the workplace and will offer practical, direct and straightforward advice to ensure you get the best results with the minimum stress.
Although the use of cranes is regulated and individuals operating them undergo specialist training before being allowed to operate them, accidents can still happen. Thankfully, incidents involving cranes are rarer than many other types of workplace accidents, but when accidents do occur, they are usually caused by:
- Mechanical faults on the crane.
- Taking on a load too heavy for the crane to lift.
- Miscommunication leading to a collision.
- Crane and loads destabilising after contact with other surfaces.
- Objects falling from the crane.
- Adverse weather destabilising the crane.
- Human error.
Regardless of how you have been injured by a crane, if the accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Your employer is legally required to follow strict rules and regulations set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) when it comes to the use of cranes. Risk assessments must be carried out to ensure that a crane is safe to use, slings must be checked and regular maintenance checks should be conducted.
It is also an employer’s responsibility to ensure that all operating staff are trained and competent in handling a crane, while all those working in the vicinity are told of the dangers of cranes.
If HSE procedures have not been followed and an accident occurs, you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
On a practical level, a compensation claim is a financial award that recognises the nature of your injury as well as assists with covering the cost of lost earnings, unexpected medical costs and other expenses incurred. This has proven a vital lifeline to others in the past, who are able to receive the support that they may not otherwise have experienced, enabling them to cover costs that have occurred as a result of their injury.
Depending on the nature of the accident, making a claim may even assist in changing legislation to better ensure the safety of others in the future.
We have years of experience helping victims of injuries arising from crane accidents. Our team puts client care and providing a straightforward, expert service at the heart of all our work, and the feedback we’ve had from our past clients supports this. We are determined to secure all our clients the compensation they rightfully deserve after sustaining injury in an accident that wasn’t their fault.