St. Louis Crane Accident Lawyers
Crane Accidents: A Better Understanding
The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has handled numerous cases involving various types of cranes. When investigating a crane case, our construction accident attorneys bring in top mechanical engineers and industry experts from around the United States to provide perspective, understanding, and testimony.
There are a large number of industry standards and regulations that companies must follow in the design and operation of cranes; often, we find that those standards and regulations have been violated. Over the years, our attorneys have become knowledgeable in the field of crane mechanics, weaknesses, failure, and human errors that can cause crane failure.
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Representing the Victims of Crane Accidents in St. Louis & Across the U.S.
Every year, dozens are injured when a crane fails. Injuries occur not just to the men and women operating the cranes, but also to the workers on the ground—even those who are believed to be a safe distance from the crane. According to an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) accident summary, most crane accidents happen when a crane boom breaks or malfunctions. Crane boom collapses are often caused by improper set-up, which can lead to shifting of the unbalanced load.
Sometimes a crane can be overloaded. If the crane’s weight limit is exceeded, the boom can buckle or the crane can collapse. Safety guards are necessary to prevent both the crane cable from slipping off the boom, and the cable holding the load from slipping out of the crane hook. These can be poorly designed or broken. In our firm’s experience, individuals operating the cranes can act recklessly without paying attention to others in the area, sometimes due to poor training.
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If you have been injured in a crane accident, you should seek the assistance of an attorney who has extensive experience handling these complex matters. The attorneys at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. will investigate the accident thoroughly and hold those who caused it responsible. Our experience and dedication have allowed us to achieve exceptional results for clients injured in crane accidents.
To learn more about how we can help you, call us at (855) 809-7080.