Crane drivers and operators can be seriously injured at work if proper health and safety procedures are not followed – and it’s not uncommon for accidents involving cranes to lead to a fatality. If you have lost a loved one in a work accident or you yourself have been injured whilst operating a crane, you are entitled to make a claim for crane driver injury compensation, if somebody else caused your accident. Why should you choose Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim? Well, we’ve got years of experience in the personal injury claims industry and come highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, giving you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.
How do crane accidents happen?
Over the years we have handled a number of claims for accidents involving cranes and here are a few examples of the most common causes of accidents which could lead to a crane driver injury compensation claim:
- Rigging failures
- Crane contacting power lines
- Collapsing crane
- Dropped loads
The good news is that the majority of crane accidents are preventable and by following health and safety procedures, employers can ensure they keep their staff and contractors safe. Accidents often happen when projects are behind schedule or over-budget and corners are cut when it comes to health and safety – and you could claim compensation if you’ve been injured as a result of your employer’s negligence. Falls from height could be fatal, or lead to serious spinal and head injuries which could leave you mentally or physically disabled, whilst many accidents involving cranes and power lines have fatal consequences.
What can employers do to keep staff safe?
Risk assessments should be carried out before any project begins and proper safety measures need to be put in place to ensure that staff and contractors are not being put at risk of injury. If your employer fails to risk assess a project and you’re later injured, you could make a personal injury claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. It’s also important that safety equipment is provided and that cranes are regularly inspected and serviced to ensure they don’t malfunction.
Hiring qualified, experienced contractors and ensuring staff are trained to carry out their work safely can also reduce the risk of accidents at work. It’s free to call our helpline and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of expert advisors, so why not pick up the phone and get in touch today, to see if you could be eligible to make a claim?
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton