Cranes are used in all types of construction work. They are essential for constructing tall buildings, bridges, and other structures. Workers who operate cranes risk injury or even death because cranes are often the biggest and heaviest machines on a work site. Generally, crane accidents cause catastrophic injuries and life-altering conditions for workers and others on the construction site.

Our Atlanta and Savannah workers’ compensation lawyers at Parsons Law Group have decades of experience handling work-related injury cases. Our lead attorney, J. Michael Parsons, has been practicing for over 27 years. At Parsons Law Group, we leverage our experience, skills, and resources to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a crane, or your loved one has been killed in such an accident, Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys can help you get the payment you deserve. Contact Parsons Law Group to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Georgia crane accident lawyer. Let us help you receive the benefits and compensation you deserve. 

How Can Our Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help You After a Crane Accident in Georgia?

The danger of operating a crane on a construction site impacts everyone. Crane accidents can cause injuries to the crane operator, visitors, contractors, and other workers. If you or a loved one was involved in a crane accident in Georgia, you should speak with an attorney about your legal options.

Our Georgia crane accident lawyers at Parsons Law Group have a successful record representing injured workers. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients in workers’ comp claims. Our legal team are resourceful and aggressive negotiators who obtain fair settlements for claims. They are seasoned trial lawyers who fiercely fight for your rights in a courtroom.

When you hire our top-rated workers’ compensation lawyers in Georgia, you can trust we will:

  • Advocate for you during all phases of your workers’ comp and/or third party personal injury claim
  • Investigate the cause of the crane accident to determine who is responsible
  • Explain your legal options and why we believe a specific strategy gives you the best chance of recovering maximum benefits
  • Gather evidence and work with expert witnesses when necessary
  • Handle all matters related to your workers’ comp claim, including negotiating fair settlements and filing appeals
  • Litigate your case in court if your employer and their insurance provider refuse to act in good faith to resolve your claim

Victims of crane accidents and their families deserve fair compensation for their damages. At Parsons Law Group, our Atlanta and Savannah crane accident attorneys fight to protect your rights. Our lawyers diligently pursue all avenues of compensation, including workers’ compensation benefits and potential third-party claims. We work to obtain the best possible outcome for a tragic situation.

Contact Parsons Law Group today to request a free case evaluation with an experienced crane accident lawyer in Georgia. You do not have to fight the insurance company or your employer alone. 

Overview of Crane Accidents

Cranes are typically the largest type of equipment used in manufacturing and transportation, capable of lifting as much as 1,200 metric tons in some newer models. The loading and unloading of container ships alone account for most of the imports and exports in the United States today. Cranes are the workhorses.

The manufacturing industry statistics prove that using a crane can be hazardous to your health. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2011 and 2017 there were 297 crane-related deaths reported, or about 42 every year. In 22% of those cases, a worker was operating a crane. In 23% of cases, a worker was putting together or taking apart a crane. Construction site accidents accounted for 27% of all fatal crane injuries, and a factory was the location of 24% of accidents. Road construction (8%) and dockyards (6%) account for more deaths.

Crane accidents cause not only physical harm to workers but also legal and financial repercussions for all parties involved. Work sites can be shut down, and falling behind schedule can lead to penalties for the construction companies. 

Common Causes of Crane Accidents 

There are many causes of crane accidents. High winds can cause crashes due to instability. Too much weight on a crane can also cause accidents. Here are some more causes:

  • Operator error [such as overturning]
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Poor training of crane operators
  • Lack of attention to safety regulations
  • Proximity to power lines
  • Poor assembly of the crane itself
  • Improper waste disposal at the site

The best way to combat crane accidents is by the use of preventative measures. Regular inspections by OSHA, proper training of crane operators, and adherence to weight limits – all may reduce the number of crane accidents.

Personal Injury and Fatalities in Crane Accidents 

When cranes malfunction, it’s not only workers who may be injured or even killed. When a crane collapsed in New York in 2023, two firefighters and four bystanders were injured. Cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists near where cranes are being operated face real danger.  A massive, heavy crane that’s not under control may cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, fractures, and amputations, all requiring a great deal of medical attention.

Our Georgia crane accident lawyers represent workers hurt in crane accidents. However, we also represent other parties who were innocent bystanders when a crane accident occurred. These victims may have one or more causes of action for damages against several parties. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Atlanta and Savannah Crane Accident Lawyers

Of course, any worksite injury should be reported to an employer the same day or as soon as possible after it happens so that workers can get the time off and medical attention needed. Employers don’t always keep up with their obligations properly, however, and in some cases even deny liability. There may be cause for a product liability action against the manufacturer. Examining all aspects of a claim is critical, and that’s why it’s important to consult an attorney.

At Parsons Law Group, our Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers carefully analyze all factors in your case. We identify all causes of actions that could result in compensation for your crane accident injuries. Call us today if you have been injured in a crane accident.