West Virginia Crane Accident Attorney
Crane Accidents and Injury Claims
Cranes come in different sizes and styles these days as manufacturers have improved designs based on need. The traditional mobile stand alone with a long boom that most people think of as a crane can commonly be found on small and larger construction projects and in some industrial settings. Larger manufacturing facilities can have overhead cranes which move along tracks to tote loads from one location to another. Heavy equipment accidents very often result in serious to fatal injuries either to the operator or to other workers and bystanders. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crane accident, it is vital that you speak with an established West Virginia personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive the full benefits and compensation to which you are entitled.
Crane Accident Lawyer in West Virginia
The poorly trained crane operator is a danger to himself and others. Cranes have maximum load capacities, and different operating and safety features. The mobile stand-alone crane even when counterweights and outriggers are used can result in snapping cables, boom collapse or tipping if the load is too heavy or goes out of balance. The practice of using excessive counter balances in order to move a load which exceeds the crane's load capacity is a leading cause of accidents and injuries. A failure to train a crane operator fully on the part of the employer or the operator's deliberate decision to ignore his training can cause the crane to tip or collapse.
In some cases a crane is actually defective either as a result of poor design or improper manufacturing which may result in electrocution or other failure. Having an experienced crane accident lawyer handling the investigation into your accident and preparing your case can make all the difference in how successful your claim for benefits or damages will be. The legal team at the firm has seen firsthand the devastation caused by defective equipment and operator errors. The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has successfully assisted the injured and their families to obtain justice for over three decades. A skilled workers' compensation lawyer can explain your rights and is prepared to help you succeed in your case.
After a serious or fatal accident, contact a West Virginia personal injury attorney at the firm to discuss your claim for compensation.