Charleston Crane Accident Lawyer
Seek Representation for Construction Injuries
There are approximately 125,000 cranes in operation in the
construction industry and 80,000-100,000 in other industries according to the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA). Even though the risk of injury or death
is relatively high, construction companies and employers still fail to
provide their crane operators with the necessary safety precautions and
routine machinery inspections in order to prevent these accidents from
If you were injured on the job in Charleston, whether you were operating
the crane or not, it’s imperative to contact our Charleston crane
accident lawyer. At Preston & Salango, PLLC, we have over 40 years
of combined experienced in helping our clients get the legal and financial
help they need to make a full recovery.
Common Crane Accident Causes
Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, crane accidents were
responsible for 818 deaths over a 10 year period from 1997-2006. Despite
the staggering numbers, construction companies are more concerned with
making short cuts to increase profit, as opposed to taking the extra time
and spending the extra money to ensure the safety of their workers.
Common causes of crane accidents in Charleston include:
- Boom collapse
- Crane contact with power lines
- Dropped loads
- Outrigger use
- Overturned cranes
- Rigging failures
Recovering the Compensation You Deserve
Our Charleston crane accident attorney possesses the comprehensive legal
knowledge to help our clients navigate the complexities of the
personal injury laws in West Virginia. Since the statute of limitations for most personal injury
claims is only two years, do not hesitate to pursue the justice you deserve.
We have successfully recovered over $75 million dollars on behalf of our clients.
Call our attorneys in Charleston at (304) 902-4266 or schedule a free consultation online!