St. Louis Crane Accident Lawyers
Helping Victims of Serious Workplace Accidents
If you were injured or your family member was killed in a crane-related accident, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of the Missouri workers’ compensation system. At The Dixon Injury Firm, our St. Louis crane injury lawyers can walk you through this process to help ensure that your claim is taken seriously.
Workers’ compensation allows injured employees to recover benefits to aid with medical costs and lost wages resulting from work-related accidents and injuries. The surviving family members of workers who die in workplace accidents or as a result of work-related injuries are also entitled to certain wrongful death benefits. Our legal team can help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the process of filing your claim with compassion and personalized attention.
Understanding Your Right to Workers’ Compensation After a Crane Accident
If you are injured or if your loved one is killed doing work-related activities (whether or not the accident was the result of negligence), you may be able to claim workers’ compensation benefits. Typically, workers’ comp is a policy companies use to avoid being sued. In return, injured workers or families of workers can file claims to be compensated for lost wages during recovery, as well as medical bills.
In the case of crane accidents and injuries, workers’ compensation attorneys, like those at The Dixon Injury Firm, work with victims and families to make sure the proper amount of compensation is received. As in many of these cases, there are a lot of moving parts and pitfalls; our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you navigate these challenges.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Crane Accidents & Injuries?
Just like any other type of heavy equipment on construction sites, cranes can be extremely dangerous. Surprisingly, there have been relatively few safety changes enacted by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in the past two decades to reduce the chances of crane accidents, injuries, and fatalities. The magnitude of risk (as in the number of deaths and accidents compared to the amount of crane operators and associated workers) is extremely high across the board.
Some of the most common causes of crane-related accidents, injuries, and deaths include:
- Falling equipment
- Transportation incidents
- Faulty equipment
- Contact with dangerous components
- Inclement weather
- Being struck by debris
Sadly, crane accidents often result in catastrophic consequences for those involved, including life-altering and even fatal injuries. No one should have to fear for their safety at work, but when the unimaginable happens, it’s important to have the right legal team by your side.
How a Crane Accident Attorney Can Help
After obtaining proper medical attention for your injuries, the next thing you should do is locate a professional crane injury attorney to help you with opening a claim. Based in St. Louis, our attorneys are prepared to assist you with every aspect of your workers’ compensation case, from initial filing to appealing a denied claim and representing you at various workers’ compensation hearings and other proceedings. We understand the challenges you are up against, and we know how to fight back against unjust employer and insurance company tactics. In ever case, our goal is to help you recover the maximum benefits you are entitled to receive.
Our St. Louis crane injury lawyers can help you by:
- Locating proper medical care, if needed
- Notifying your employer of the accident/your injuries
- Gathering relevant evidence and documents pertaining to your case
- Filing your initial workers’ compensation claim
- Investigating other potential sources of compensation (e.g., whether defective equipment or tools contributed to the accident or if a third party was negligent)
- Appealing a denied workers’ compensation claim and representing you at the subsequent hearings and proceedings, if necessary
Contact The Dixon Injury Firm Today
Crane accidents are incredibly serious; at The Dixon Injury Firm, we understand the immense stress these types of workplace accidents place on victims and their families. Our firm is here to guide you through the Missouri workers’ compensation system and fight for your full recovery.
We provide free initial consultations and offer all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we successfully recover workers’ compensation benefits and/or third-party work injury compensation on your behalf.
Give us a call at (314) 208-2808 to learn more during a complimentary case evaluation.