Injured in A Kansas City crane accident? You have rights.
Types of cranes
• Mobile cranes
• Tower cranes
• Railroad yard cranes
• Cherry pickers
• Truck cranes
• Bucket trucks
Causes of crane accidents
• Insufficient training of workers
• Insufficient maintenance
• Defective equipment and design defects
• Improper use
• Improper placement
When cranes are not properly used and maintained, crane collapses, tip overs and falls can occur. Untrained operators may drop their loads, injure those working nearby, or strike power lines. In fact, many crane accidents occur when the crane comes into contact with a power line. These accidents can result in electrocution, which is often fatal.
If you have been injured in a Kansas City crane accident, you should call a Missouri construction injury attorney as soon as possible even if you are receiving Missouri Worker’s Compensation payments. An attorney can help determine if any third parties are at fault for your accident and if you have additional personal injury claim. This is especially important if your accident has left you unable to work as your Worker’s Compensation may not cover all your expenses. If you have lost a loved one to a crane accident, your family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.
To learn more about construction site injuries and to discuss your case, contact the Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys. When you call, ask for a copy of our free book, “How to Avoid Becoming a Work Injury Horror Story.”