New York City Crane Accidents
Cranes are notorious for causing catastrophic accidents on New York construction sites. Their size and weight — combined with their potential to accidentally drop cargo from high above — makes them quite dangerous.
If you were injured in a crane accident, turn to Paris & Chaikin, PLLC. We have the legal knowledge and passion for results that you need. Our crane injury lawyers are respected throughout the legal community. They have been named in Best Lawyers and selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2013. They are also members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Electrocutions, Collapsing Booms and Other Dangers
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most frequent cause of all crane accidents is the boom coming in contact with energized power lines. Such electrocutions account for nearly 45 percent of crane-related injuries.
Other common causes of crane accidents involve:
- Failure to deploy stabilizing outriggers on vehicle-mounted cranes, resulting in the crane overturning
- Collapsing crane booms
- Failure of the lifting device under the crane’s hook
- Workers crushed by the counterweight
- Dropped loads
- Cranes in motion that strike passersby
- Collisions with other vehicles or objects
- Overloading of the crane
- Insufficient crane operator training
- Poor equipment maintenance
- Improper safety inspections
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To learn more about how our crane accident attorneys can help you pursue the money you need, contact Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, for a free consultation with absolutely no obligations.
Simply call our New York City office at (212) 742-0476 or send us an email today.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to plat the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of our client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
Our client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
Our client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
Our client, a 37 year old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed our client cut him off.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Our client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours. In the accident, the plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, which required surgery.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
Our client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back.
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