Between 2001 and 2012 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received notification of 61 construction accidents involving tower cranes – nine people died, 25 were seriously injured.
Health and safety laws are in place to prevent such accidents, but if you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a crane collapse or lifting equipment malfunction, you may be able to make a crane accident claim with the team of personal injury solicitors at George Ide LLP.
Site owners and managers have a legal duty of care to ensure the safety of construction site workers and the general public who may be living or working near construction projects.
All lifting operations must be carefully planned, risk assessed and a safe system of work must be in place before lifting commences. If the lift is complex or poses a particular risk to nearby buildings, for example, a plan for the lift must be in the form of a written document, known as a method statement, and everyone involved in the lift must be fully aware of the plan and suitably qualified and/or trained to carry out their particular task.
The HSE states that the main elements of a method statement, and any provision for a lifting task, will include:
If you have been involved in a crane accident and have suffered personal injury as a result, the team at George Ide has the necessary expertise to help you receive maximum compensation, while ensuring care and support for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries.
George Ide is proud to be considered one of the leading personal injury legal firms in the south of England. As such we can help you secure the compensation you deserve for personal injuries suffered as a result of crane accidents and construction incidents.
For those who have suffered life-altering injuries we can offer you the services of independent healthcare-trained case managers who will ensure that you receive the best and most suitable treatments and rehabilitation services, along with help and advice on many issues such as managing finances and coping after a catastrophic accident.
Further, in successful cases, our practice is also able to provide investment advice services for any damages award to protect your future financial security.
For advice and support, please call our dedicated personal injury office in Chichester. Alternatively, find out more about the personal injury team by clicking on the staff profiles provided.