One worker injured, one trapped in NJ crane accident
Posted on Feb 07, 2013
Haddonfield, N.J. – A heavy branch caused a crane to tip on its side Thursday afternoon. One worker was thrown onto a roof and another was trapped inside the cab of the vehicle. The worker who fell onto the roof was taken to a local hospital with a fractured leg.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), cranes are involved in more construction accidents than any other piece of heavy equipment. Many crane accidents are caused by:
Cranes coming in contact with energized power lines
Lack of maintenance
Your employer is responsible for making sure your workplace is safe and complying with OSHA's standards. If they fail to do so, they put you at risk for a serious NJ construction accident. However, it's also possible that you made a mistake and caused your own injuries. In New Jersey, it doesn't matter who is at fault for the accident; you are still entitled to NJ Workers' Comp benefits.
If you or someone you love have been hurt in a work-related crane accident, you may be entitled to fully paid medical care and wage compensation for your injuries. If the accident caused a permanent loss of function, you may also be entitled to a cash settlement. However, insurance companies are reluctant to offer you the full benefits you deserve.
Don't hesitate to call a Morristown construction accident lawyer for help. Manfred Ricciardelli has the resources and experience to get you the full compensation you need. Our goal is to get you back on your feet as fast as possible. To schedule a free meeting to discuss your case, contact us today at 973-285-1100.