Accidents Involving Cranes
Crane accidents are fortunately quite rare but when they do occur they can cause serious injuries and in some cases can be fatal.
Cranes are mainly seen on building sites to help with the construction of buildings and developments.
What are the most Common Causes of Crane Accidents?
The following are some of the main causes of crane accidents:
- Accidents caused by the crane collapsing
- Accidents caused because there are faults or defects in the crane
- Accidents caused by objects falling from the crane and injuring people below
- Accidents caused when getting to and from the control cab
- Accidents caused by the crane hitting buildings or overhead power cables
- Accidents caused by poor communication between work colleagues about the movements of the crane
Your employer is under a duty to ensure that crane equipment is regularly inspected and maintained.
Risk assessments are required before moving loads with a crane and training is essential for all workers working on or near cranes.
Workers should also be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, safety boots, and high visibility jackets.
If you or someone you know has suffered personal injury as the result of an accident involving a crane in the workplace, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation for your injuries and any financial losses that you have incurred.
At What’s My Claim Worth we have a specialist team of lawyers who are able to help you on a no win, no fee basis.