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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Crane accident compensation claims

    Cranes can be crucial to the success of large construction operations and are used on building sites across the UK; they’re also used for heavy and light engineering, mining and on oil rigs. Although crane accidents are rare, they can cause serious injuries and even death – the average UK rate of fatalities attributed to crane accidents is one a year.

    Common causes of crane accidents

    There are many things which can cause crane accidents, but here are some of the most common causes:

    • Crane coming into contact with power lines
    • Crane crashing into scaffolding or buildings
    • Errors controlling the crane or signalling
    • Crane collapse
    • People struck by objects falling from crane
    • Human errors when rigging or assembling crane
    • Faults or defects with the crane itself

    High winds are a major cause of crane accidents, and risk assessments should always be carried out before a crane is erected. Crane operators and other workers should receive specialist training, and equipment should be maintained and inspected regularly. Anyone working on or near cranes should be provided with PPE by their employer such as hard hats and safety boots.

    Claiming for crane accident compensation

    If you can prove that you’ve been injured as a direct result of somebody else’s negligence – for example if your employer allowed somebody without the necessary training to operate a crane and this caused an accident – then you could claim for personal injury compensation. You’ll need the services of a personal injury lawyer you can trust – not all firms are as reliable as Accident Advice Helpline. We offer all our clients a 100% no-win, no-fee service, so you won’t pay us a penny unless your claim is successful.

    Whether you’ve been seriously injured and require ongoing medical treatment or have suffered broken bones and taken time off work to recover, you shouldn’t have to suffer financially because of someone else’s mistake, so give us a call on our freephone hotline for confidential, no-obligation advice; we can usually tell you within 30 seconds whether your claim is viable, and the process can usually be carried out in full over the phone, so there’s no need to worry about attending court. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and see how we can help you with your claim – we’re open 24/7 and waiting for your call.

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    Date Published: January 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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