As a construction worker, you’re exposed to dangerous environments every day. You may work with heavy equipment that has the potential to cause crushing injuries, or you could work with dangerous electrical wires that could result in electrocution if safety protocols aren’t followed to the letter. Every time you go to work, you hope and expect that your coworkers and employer will maintain a high standard of safety on site. When that isn’t the case, you could get hurt.
Do you work with a crane? Crane accidents are fairly common, and they happen for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the crane was pulled onto a slope, and it wasn’t able to handle having the crane extended away from the body. If it rolls down the hill and crashes, it could cause injuries to you or others.
Maybe the driver of the crane isn’t paying attention and has the crane extended the wrong direction. This could result in an impact that causes scaffolding to collapse or workers to be pinched or trapped against machinery. You know that these accidents shouldn’t happen. With the right training, no one should make mistakes that put other people’s lives on the line.
If you’ve been injured in a situation like this, you have every right to explore your legal options. You should be entitled to workers’ compensation or other forms of compensation to help you cover your lost wages and medical bills. Our website has more information, so you can learn about what to expect after a construction injury results in a temporary or permanent disability.