Des Moines Crane Collapse Lawyers
Cranes have been widely used in construction projects for centuries. However, despite the fact this device has been around since ancient times, the technology is far from perfect. When a construction crew does not properly set up a crane or the machine has been improperly maintained, the crane can tip over or break apart from the stress of a load.
If you have been injured due to an equipment failure on a construction site where you were working, you may be able to file a claim seeking workers’ compensation benefits. For additional information regarding your rights as an injured worker, contact the Des Moines crane collapse attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.
Crane Malfunctions and Mistakes
These machines have proved instrumental to large-scale modern construction projects, heaving materials and building sections into place. Even smaller, more mobile cranes generally find use to complete strenuous tasks that would prove otherwise impossible or impractical for construction workers. However, regardless of the size, a crane collapse can cause extreme damages and lead to severe injuries. The following may cause these dangerous accidents:
- Dangerous weight distribution
- Mechanical malfunctions with the crane
- An improperly installed crane
- Problems involving cables
With such substantial weights being handled by these machines and with the great size of the machines themselves, accidents involving a collapsed crane may seriously injure any workers caught in the area. Given the scale of these accidents, workers can be killed in these tragic incidents.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of a malfunctioning crane, workers’ compensation may be available. To discuss how an attorney can assist you with claim filing and can help you during an appeals process, contact the Des Moines equipment malfunction lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.