Crane Accident Attorneys Representing Workers Across Illinois
Cranes are perhaps the most noticeable aspect of a construction site. They often rise hundreds of feet into the air and are involved in some of the most complex and heavy lifts. Unfortunately, cranes are not just impressive and useful; they are also dangerous. This is true for both construction workers and others who are simply passing by the site.
At Anesi Ozmon, LTD, our legal team has more than 200 years of combined legal experience advocating for the injured across Illinois. After being injured by a crane or hurt in any other type of construction accident, our attorneys can help you understand your options and seek all available compensation.
Common Crane Accident Scenarios And Causes
The most vulnerable workers are those working next to or under the load being lifted. Some common hazards include:
- Being struck by a swinging load
- Being crushed by a dropped (or partially dropped) load
- Crane collapse caused by improper assembly and inadequate maintenance
- Accidents caused by a lack of a signal person or poor communication between the crane operator and the signal person
Workers can also suffer electric shock or electrocution if the crane makes contact with a nearby power line or other source of electricity.
You May Be Able To Pursue Litigation And A Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you were the victim of a crane accident, you may be eligible for workers’ comp benefits but are typically prohibited from suing your employer for a workplace accident if your employer or a coworker was negligent. However, you can bring a personal injury claim against a negligent third party, whether that was a subcontractor, the site owner or the company that owns and assembles the crane.
The best way to preserve your legal options is to seek the help of an attorney as soon as reasonably possible after the accident. Once hired, our lawyers will act quickly to investigate the cause of the accident, preserve evidence and identify the at-fault parties. They will then work tirelessly to help you claim full and fair compensation.
Learn More During A Free Consultation
Based in Chicago, Anesi Ozmon, LTD, has been serving the injured throughout Illinois since 1955. We offer free initial consultations so that you can explore your legal options and learn how our team can assist you. To get started, call us at 312-997-5784 or reach out online.