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Boston Forklift & Crane Accident Attorney

Cranes are seen constantly across the Boston skyline, and countless businesses use forklifts to transport inventory, machinery, and other equipment around a job site. Despite the many safety measures meant to keep people safe on and around this machinery, forklift and crane accidents happen more often than most people realize. The injuries caused by a forklift or crane accident can be devastating for victims, but an experienced Boston forklift & crane accident attorney can help get them and their loved ones the compensation that they deserve. The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. is prepared to take on your case – call or contact us today to schedule a free case consultation.

How Forklift Accidents Happen

There are many reasons why a forklift accident may happen, and the consequences are often serious for everyone involved. Forklift accidents can injure the driver and bystanders, and the most common causes of this type of accident involve the following:

  • Communication failure between the driver and others,
  • Speeding,
  • Driving with an elevated load,
  • Performing tricks and other negligent driving behavior,
  • Parking improperly,
  • Failing to adhere to proper procedure when backing up, turning, or braking,
  • Poor maintenance of forklifts, and
  • Failing to replace forklifts when they are no longer safe to use

How Crane Accidents Happen

Crane accidents happen less frequently, but they have the potential to cause substantial damage. The crane operator and anyone within the radius of the crane can be potential victims when an accident occurs. The main causes of crane accidents include:

  • Making contact with energized power lines,
  • Dropped loads,
  • Crane collapse,
  • Counterweight crushing accidents,
  • Outrigger use, falls, and rigging failures,
  • Improper crane assembly,
  • Improper employee training, and
  • Mechanical failures

Compensation for Forklift & Crane Accidents

Victims injured by forklift and crane accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they have been hurt on the job. In Massachusetts, this means that an accident victim and their loved ones are entitled to the following:

  • Coverage of all related medical expenses,
  • Vocational rehabilitation,
  • Compensation for scarring or disfigurement,
  • Temporary total incapacity wage benefits,
  • Temporary partial incapacity wage benefits, and
  • Permanent and total incapacity wage benefits

These types of accidents also have the potential to injure others who are not working, and non-employees are entitled to compensation for their injuries, as well. Anyone who is injured in a forklift or crane accident that is not on the job is entitled to the following damages for their injuries:

  • Present and future medical expenses,
  • Lost wages,
  • Property damage,
  • Loss of future income and benefits,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Disability and disfigurement, and
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

To find out more about what your case might be worth, talk to our office today.

Call or Contact Our Office Now

At The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. we treat forklift and crane accidents with the seriousness and dedication that they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a forklift or crane accident in the Boston area, call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your injury case.

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