When to Call an Offshore Crane Accident Attorney
Working with cranes is dangerous. That's why the job requires lots of training and adherence to strict OSHA regulations regarding personal protective equipment and procedures.
Almost all crane accidents are the result of human error or a company’s inability to provide safe working conditions. Today we'd like to talk more about different kinds of crane accidents, what constitutes an unsafe working environment, and when you should consult a legal professional following an accident involving offshore cranes.Crane Accidents
Crane operators must be adequately trained and the machine must be handled properly. In addition, cranes can create a dangerous environment for other workers. In this case, there is an increased risk for damages when a crane moves equipment from one location to another. Crane accidents are serious and could result in lifelong injuries or worse—Nearly half of all crane accidents result in death.Unsafe Working Conditions
Many offshore companies frequently violate crane safety regulations. Thankfully, you can hold them accountable for their negligence thanks to the Jones Act. This act allows you to sue for damages if you have been injured on the job due to unsafe working conditions. These unsafe conditions may include:
- a lack of necessary equipment
- a lack of professional training
- damaged equipment
- violations of U.S. Coast Guard maritime regulations
- unsafe work orders
If you have experienced any of these conditions, fill out our injury case evaluation form and we'll be happy to help.Possible Injuries
Severe injuries that may happen as a result of a crane accident include: brain or spinal injuries, paralysis, and amputation. But sometimes they aren't as severe, or they take a while to become apparent.
Have you been injured while working at sea? If you have experienced a crane accident, regardless of the severity of your injuries, be sure to consult a legal professional to help you if you feel that you have been treated unfairly. Your settlement could take longer if you are still recovering from injuries. Once you reach maximum medical improvement, your condition can be assessed in order to decide the value of the settlement.When to Consult an Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered from an offshore or maritime accident, be sure to seek legal assistance for a case evaluation. Your case will be analyzed to determine liability, damages, and a possible settlement outcome. Anderson, Dozier, Blanda, & Saltzman is a respected, award-winning personal injury law firm here in Lafayette with more than 80 years of combined experience.
Contact us today for a free legal consultation. We’ll treat your case with the attention it deserves and ensure that you get the outcome you have coming.