Cranes are commonplace these days on building and construction sites up and down the country. They are essential in large building operations and multi-storey structures, where their ability to lift and move loads is invaluable. Although accidents involving cranes are rare, they do happen. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a crane, then Ashley Ainsworth can help you. We can get you the maximum amount of compensation on a no win no fee basis.
How crane accidents happen
Cranes are used predominantly on constructions sites, although they are also employed in various other workplaces, such as on mines or engineering facilities. When accidents occur they can have devastating effects, causing serious injuries or even fatalities. Since 2001, 61 tower crane accidents have occurred in the UK, resulting in 9 fatalities. It is not only the crane operators that are injured in accidents either.
Below is a list of some examples of how crane accidents happen.
- The crane collapses/topples over
- The crane comes into contact with overhead power lines
- The load or part of the load of the crane falls onto people below
- Someone is hit by the moving crane load
- The crane suffers from mechanical failure
This list is not exhaustive and accidents can happen in many different ways if cranes are not used safely. However the accident occurred, there is a good chance that you will be able to claim crane accident compensation with the help of Ashley Ainsworth.
Legal responsibilities and crane use
By law all use of cranes and lifting operations must be properly planned. This is intended to ensure safety procedures are followed. This includes such procedures as knowing how heavy a load the crane can carry, and ensuring that it is secured correctly. The crane should be well maintained, and personal protective equipment such as high visibility vests and hard hats should be provided for and worn by all people in the vicinity of the crane. If these procedures have not been followed and an accident has ensued, then it may be possible to make a crane accident claim.
Making a crane accident compensation claim
If you or someone you know has been injured in a crane accident that was not your fault then AshleyAinsworth can get you the maximum compensation available to you on a no win no fee basis.
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