Erie, PA Crane Accidents Lawyers
Seasoned Construction Accident Attorneys Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Injured Crane Accident Victims in Erie, PA
Working on or around cranes is dangerous work. Crane operators and the construction workers who erect and break down cranes are at risk of falls, electrocution, or crush injuries. And workers and other people around cranes are also at risk of injuries from objects that fall from cranes, or when cranes themselves fall. When a crane accident happens, especially when it is the result of the negligent or reckless acts of another party, the injured victim may be entitled to seek compensation for the damages and other harms they’ve suffered.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a crane accident in Erie or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, you need an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights and options for compensation. The crane accident attorneys of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. have helped the innocent victims of crane accidents obtain the financial compensation and benefits that they need to begin recovering from their injuries, replacing income from missed work, and providing some measure of justice for pain and suffering endured.
Types of Injuries Suffered in Crane Accidents
Because they are often so high up off the ground, crane accidents often lead to serious, life-threatening or life altering injuries. Some of the most common injuries suffered in crane accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Soft-tissue injuries, including sprains, strains, and tears of muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Burns, especially from electrocution-related crane accidents
- Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
- Back injuries
- Spine and spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
No matter what kind of injury you or your loved one may have suffered, the crane accident lawyers of Purchase, George & Murphey can help you maximize the compensation you can receive in your crane accident case.
Crane Accident Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Fight to Establish Injured Victims’ Rights to Compensation
When you or a loved one have been hurt in a crane accident, you deserve to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. At Purchase, George & Murphey, we leave no stone unturned and vigorously pursue every option to get you compensation for your injuries. If you or your loved one are a construction worker injured on the job in a crane accident, we can help you file and pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, which will provide you with medical treatments, partial wage replacement for missed work, and disability benefits if you cannot return to work.
If you were injured due to a defective crane, or if you were an innocent bystander injured in a crane accident caused by someone’s negligence, our dedicated attorneys can help you and your family pursue compensation in a civil lawsuit for personal injury, premises liability, or product liability. We can help you seek financial recovery for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and lost quality of life.
Our firm works tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve, and we accept nothing less (and will never pressure you to settle for less) than the fair compensation you are entitled to under the circumstances of your case.
Schedule a No-Cost Consultation with the Crane Accident Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey Today
A crane accident can leave a victim with lifelong injuries and disabilities. You need full compensation that will cover your past and future medical treatments and personal care for your injuries, compensate you for your lost wages if you miss time from work, and potentially even provide you with compensation for any pain and suffering you’ve endured. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey today to schedule a free case evaluation to speak to our Erie crane accident attorneys about your rights and options for obtaining compensation for your injuries.
About Erie, PA
Erie, Pennsylvania is a city on the south shore of Lake Erie that serves as the county seat for Erie County, Pennsylvania. The city is named for the Erie Nation of Native Americans who lived in the area until the mid-17th century, when they were defeated by the Iroquois Confederacy in the Beaver Wars. French settlers first came to the area in the 1750s, but quickly vacated the forts they had built following the end of the Seven Years’ War. The area of present-day Erie became part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania following the American Revolution. Erie soon after served an important role in the War of 1812, being the homeport of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship, the USS Niagara, leading to the city being nicknamed the “Flagship City”. Erie grew as an important manufacturing and industrial hub beginning in the 1850s, continuing through much of the 20th century up until the decline of U.S. manufacturing beginning in the 1970s. Although manufacturing remains an important part of Erie’s economy, the city has also grown its healthcare, technology, and tourism industries, with millions of people visiting the city during the summer months.
Frequently Asked Questions about Crane Accidents in Erie, PA
Generally speaking, an injured employee’s sole option under Pennsylvania law for recovering compensation from his or her employer for injuries suffered on the job is to file a workers’ compensation claim with his or her employer or with the state. Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system in which the employee exchanges the right to guaranteed benefits regardless of who was at fault for your injuries, in exchange for releasing your employer from civil liability. However, under certain circumstances you may be entitled to file a civil lawsuit against your employer for a crane accident, such as if your employer engaged in reckless or intentional misconduct.
Depending on the circumstances of your accidents, other parties may be liable to you for injuries you suffered in your crane accident. For example, if you were an innocent bystander, you may be entitled to sue the crane operator and/or the construction company if their negligence caused the accident. Or if the accident was caused by a defect to the crane, you may be entitled to bring a defective products claim against the crane manufacturer.