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Crane Accidents

Chicago Crane Accident Attorney

Over $500 Million Won in Workers’ Comp Settlements

According to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimate, there are 96,000 construction cranes in the United States. While much of the construction industry falls under tight regulation controlled by local, state, or federal oversight, the area of construction crane industry falls under an anomalous regulatory scheme involving various jurisdictions.

When accidents involving cranes occur, a highly complicated legal process ensues. Determining liability for the accident can be extremely difficult with so many parties involved. At Leonard Law Group, our Chicago worker compensation lawyer team has tremendous amounts of experience that they are able to devote to each and every case. After more than 20 years since our founding, we have obtained more than $500 million in settlements and trial awards for upwards of 10,000 clients.

Want to learn more about your case? Call (312) 487-2513 for a free second opinion case review.

Crane Safety Regulations

The current regulatory regime for crane safety was created by OSHA in 1971.

The regulations provide requirements for the following:

  • Crane maintenance
  • Record keeping
  • Annual crane inspections

However, these same regulations do not outline enforcement procedures to ensure the crane owner's compliance. At this writing, new draft regulations that would update OSHA's crane rules are proposed, but there is no firm timetable for their enactment.

Crane Fatality Statistics

Construction cranes can be a towering hazard at construction sites, potentially endangering both operators and construction workers. The absence of coordinated and stringent oversight is all too tangible in the grim construction crane fatality statistics: an average of 81 crane-related deaths from 1997-2006, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A recent Associated Press study that focused on construction crane accidents and regulation revealed some sobering insights. The study's most salient revelation was the fact that in 35 states crane operators are not required to obtain any type of license for operation.

Speak to a Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

To pursue compensation and ensure that you and your loved ones are cared for after a crane accident, don’t hesitate to call Leonard Law Group. Our firm is passionate about helping you successfully navigate your circumstances and we take the time to develop a genuine connection with you.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of crane accident, please contact Leonard Law Group today.

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