Crane Accidents

Information About Construction Site Accidents

Crane accidents are not the most common type of accident occurring on construction sites but they are among the most dangerous. When they happen, they frequently make headlines in the news. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were a total of 72 fatal crane accidents in 2006, down from 85 in 2005 and 87 in 2004. The leading cause of death in crane accidents is reported as being struck by a falling object, which accounted for nearly half of all fatal injuries. Falls from cranes were the cause of one out of five crane accident deaths, followed in prevalence by being caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, accidents occurring during the transportation of the crane, and electrocution. Whatever type of crane accident has injured you or a loved one, you can come to Meyerkord & Meyerkord for help in claiming the financial compensation you deserve.

The attorneys of our firm have more than a century of combined legal experience, and we have helped our clients recover insurance settlements and jury verdicts totaling more than $350 million. We invite you to contact us now for a free consultation, during which you can ask all your questions about the case and learn how much you could receive in financial compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. Don't think that you have to face this situation on your own - let us fight for you!

Determining Fault in Job Site Injury Claims

Whether your accident claim involves a crane collapse, a crane tipping over, or objects falling from the crane, it is important to investigate the situation to determine who is responsible. You are most likely entitled to claim benefits through workers' compensation, but if it can be proven that another party is to blame for causing your accident, then you may be entitled to recover monetary damages by filing a personal injury claim. Contact us now to discuss your options and take the first steps in your case!