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 occurring.

If you were injured on the job, whether you were operating the crane or not, it’s imperative to contact our Charleston personal injury 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
  • Crushing
  • Dropped loads
  • Falls
  • Outrigger use
  • Overturned cranes
  • Rigging failures

Recovering the Compensation You Deserve

Our Charleston crane accident attorneys possess 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 $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients.

Call our attorneys in Charleston at (304) 902-4266 or schedule a free consultation online!

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