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Houston Crane Injury Lawyers

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If you were harmed in a crane accident in Houston due to someone else’s negligence, the Hilliard Law crane injury lawyers are here to help you protect your legal right to compensation. We are well-versed in handling uniquely challenging cases. We know how to fight for you and work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Construction, oil, maritime, and railroad industries all benefit from using cranes. Cranes are essential to lifting and transporting cargo that may weigh thousands of pounds. Due to their immense size and weight, crane operators and surrounding workers may be at risk of injury if these machines are operated carelessly and with a breach of reasonable care. If you were harmed in a crane accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation in a crane injury accident claim.  

At Hilliard Law, we understand that employers may fail to provide a safe work environment that could result in injuries. With a national reputation for success and relentless advocacy, our Houston work injury lawyers are prepared to fight to hold negligent parties accountable for the crane injuries and any suffering they caused. 

Contact our team today for a free and confidential consultation. We are ready to fight to protect your rights.

What Are Common Types of Crane Accidents in Houston? 

Dockworkers, longshoremen, and crane operators are essential to ensure safe operations for any workplace. They play a significant role in loading or unloading cargo while exposing themselves to the risks of heavy, towering cranes. Unfortunately, they may be injured at almost any time, especially if equipment managers fail to keep their equipment in good shape.

There are various types of crane accidents that may occur in Houston, including: 

Maritime Crane Accidents 

Cranes are frequently used in offshore or maritime industries, used for heavy lifting on ships, oil rigs, and other related cargo. If you sustain injuries while operating a crane on a sea vessel, you may seek legal recourse through the Merchant Marine Act or Jones Act. Under this act, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses and other losses if you can prove your employer’s negligence made the vessel or the crane equipment unsafe. 

Cranes are also used at seaside work sites, such as ports, harbors, and shipyards. If you are injured while unloading or loading a ship or working on an offshore oil rig, you may seek compensation through the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, which may cover the cost of medical expenses and disability payments. Contact our crane accident lawyer for legal representation. We will fight for your justice and compensation. 

Railroad Crane Accidents 

Railroads use cranes in various aspects of the industry. If you worked on the railroad and sustained injuries in a crane accident, you may file a claim under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA). In order to recover compensation in a FELA claim, you must prove that an employer’s negligence caused your accident. In a successful claim, you may be able to recover extensive losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. 

FELA claims are complex and require the guidance of a skilled crane injury lawyer in Houston to recover the complete compensation you deserve. At Hilliard Law, we are prepared to take on powerful entities such as a railroad company and have the necessary resources, skills, and experience to build a robust claim on your behalf.

Speak With the Experienced Houston Crane Accident Attorneys at Hilliard Law

If you were harmed in a crane accident in Houston due to someone else’s negligence, the Hilliard Law crane injury lawyers are here to help you protect your legal right to compensation. We are well-versed in handling uniquely challenging cases. Our crane accident attorneys in Houston know how to fight for you and work to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Crane injuries can have a lasting impact on your daily life. Our Houston personal injury lawyers have been helping victims since 1985. We fight for the complete compensation you deserve so you are able to focus on your recovery. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless we win.

Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling (866) 927-3420  or by filling out our contact form

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Liability in a Houston Crane Injury Accident

Determining liability in a crane accident may be challenging. At Hilliard Law, we can investigate the details of your case to obtain evidence of fault. The liable parties in a crane accident may include the following: 

  • The owner of the crane 
  • A contractor or subcontractor 
  • The property or premises owner 
  • A supervisor, foreman, or project manager 
  • Manufacturing or design companies of the crane or parts 
  • Maintenance and safety inspectors 

Many crane injury victims face significant economic and non-economic losses following a workplace accident. In a third-party crane accident claim, you may file a lawsuit against negligent parties that contributed to or caused your crane accident and subsequent injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your crane injury, you may seek damages against one or more parties. Contact our crane accident attorneys in Houston today for a free consultation and discuss your case further. 

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