Crane Accidents

Crane Accident Lawyer in Austin, TX

Injured at Work? We Can Help You Understand Your Rights.

The weather in Austin permits construction year round. This means that the skyline may include any number of cranes at any given time. These machines are extremely important assets to the construction industry, and when they are properly used, they allow for incredible productivity. When they are improperly used, however, they cause many worker injuries and deaths. If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident, it is important to understand your rights.

When you schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an Austin construction accident attorney at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we can help you better understand your options. Call now at (512) 271-5112.

Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Between 2003 and 2006, more fatal crane accidents took place in Texas than any other state. When these accidents occur, the reason is often operator error. If an operator is not properly trained, the results can be disastrous. Additionally, these machines require ongoing maintenance. Cables need to be replaced and general structural integrity is crucial.

The most common causes of crane-related injuries include:

  • Electrocution
  • Overturning
  • Rigging failure
  • Lack of inspection
  • Cargo imbalance
  • Improper assembly
  • Overloading

If you were injured in a workplace accident, it is imperative that you discuss your options with an Austin personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, if they are offered by your employer, or damages through a third party liability claim if someone other than your employer was at fault for the accident.

The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC Can Help You Seek Justice

Because of our extensive personal injury experience, The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC understands how serious these types of injuries can be and how workers' compensation is often insufficient for covering the entirety of a victim's damages. Allow us to put our comprehensive knowledge to work for you in order to obtain the justice and compensation you need. We are available to take your call 24/7, and initial consultations are free! Contact us today to get started on your case.

Were you injured in a crane accident? Contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC for a free case evaluation.