Crane Accidents

Crane Accident Attorneys in Kingston

Representing & Fighting for Injured Workers

Cranes are commonly employed in construction projects — many of which are based in cosmopolitan and other highly populated areas including the Hudson Valley. New York is one of three states routinely listed as having one of the highest rates of crane accidents and crane-related accidents causing injury or death. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a crane accident, the experienced Kingston crane accident attorneys at Basch & Keegan LLP can help get you compensated.

Call (845) 251-4545 or send us a message to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.

Causes of Crane Accidents

Due to the complex nature of crane operations, crane accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Crane accidents can injure workers, bystanders, and pedestrians.

Some common causes include:

  • Crane collapse

  • Contact with overhead power lines

  • Contact with crane load

  • Contact with other crane parts

  • Highway collisions

Responses to Crane Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently amended the rules on crane safety in order to address specific industry practices and to protect workers during the use of crane operations. The new Cranes and Derrick Standard is codified in the Federal Regulations at 26 CFR Part 1926. Under this new standard, employers are required to first address whether the ground underneath the crane is sufficient enough to bear the weight for hoisting objects and materials. Additionally, the employer must also ensure that no hazards such as power lines or other objects would be in the way of the crane’s operation. Finally, employers are required to ensure that the crane is in safe operating condition.

Workers’ Compensation and Civil Lawsuits for Crane Accidents

Crane operators and other construction employees can file claims with their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance for injuries or illness sustained as a result of a crane accident. However, this process does not prevent construction workers from filing civil lawsuits in the event that the construction company or crane manufacturer was negligent or in violation of laws and safety standards. A construction company may be negligent when they fail to abide by the OSHA standards governing cranes, or by otherwise failing to use due care. In addition, crane manufacturers may be held liable when the crane is poorly manufactured and contains defects, because manufacturers have a duty to ensure that heavy equipment machinery is defect-free prior to releasing it into the marketplace.

Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation

Because there are time limits that exist in filing your claim, you should contact the Kingston crane accident attorneys at Basch & Keegan LLP today. Only an experienced lawyer can advise you of your rights and help get you compensated for your injuries or loss.

To schedule a free consultation with us, complete our contact form or call (845) 251-4545. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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What sets us apart?

  • Win the Fight

    Basch & Keegan LLP is a nationally recognized trial practice that’s been trusted by clients and colleagues across Upstate New York since 1987. Our Kingston personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience and have fought for over 10,000 victims during our time in practice.

  • When You’re Hurt

    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. From explaining your rights, options, and what to expect with the personal injury claim process to working your case on contingency and connecting you with medical professionals who work on liens, we go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

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    At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.

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    We place an emphasis on personal attention, cultivate close-working relationships, and provide step-by-step support. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.

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    Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.

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