Crane Accident Claims
What Is A Crane Accident Claim?
Crane accidents are thankfully relatively rare, but they can be some of the most serious injuries involved in the construction site, leading to some of the most severe injuries and even fatalities. These accidents usually involve some form of fall by the victim, or the crane dropping some or all of its load which then proceeds to injure someone. Crane accident claims are compensation claims in which the person injured in this kind of accident (or their next of kin, in the worst accidents) obtain compensation for their injuries.
Crane accident claims can involve a wide variety of injuries. Very minor crane accidents are likely to result in cuts and abrasions, but head and spine injuries are some of the more severe injuries we commonly see.
We understand that crane accidents can be very stressful, and the period afterwards can be even worse. Not only are you likely to be in significant physical pain, but you may also have financial concerns and difficulties if you have to take time off from work to allow you to heal properly. Our team want to help you get the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track.
No Win No Fee Crane Accident Claims Made Easy
Making a crane accident compensation claim can seem daunting, as if you are just adding another source of stress into this difficult time. With our friendly, approachable team, you won’t need to worry about a thing. We can take all of the administrative burden, getting you the compensation you deserve without you having to lift a finger.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of making a crane accident claim, or if you are ready to begin the process, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Crane Accident?
In the immediate aftermath of your crane accident, it is important that you prioritise making sure that you are safe and getting the first aid and medical attention that you need. Once this is taken care of, you might want to consider whether you can take some of the following steps to help support your case if you do decide to go ahead with a crane accident compensation claim.
The simplest thing you can do to help your crane accident compensation claim would be to write down everything you can remember from the time surrounding your crane accident. This can include anything that happened prior to it but that might be relevant as well as details of the aftermath. The more details that you can write down now, the easier it will be for you to remember all of the important information if your case has to go to court.
Crane Accident Details And Statements Are Needed
Another helpful thing to do is to make sure that you have the names and contact details for any witnesses who might have seen what happened. These pictures can also help to provide additional evidence if the person responsible for your crane accident disputes your account.
Taking photographs and videos of the place where your crane accident occurred, and making sure that you have a visual record of any relevant details can also be incredibly helpful. You should only do this if it is safe to do so, and we are happy to assist with this if preferred.
Whilst these things can help with your crane accident compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your crane accident. The most important step, however, is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your crane accident compensation claim.
What are the Average Compensation Amounts For Crane Accidents Claims
Although it might seem like a simple question, it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of how much compensation your crane accident might attract without knowing the details of your case. This is because there are so many different factors which will have an impact. In general, however, compensation claims can be divided into two parts.
Compensation claims are usually separated into two parts. The first part is easier to calculate. This is the part designed to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Compensation amounts in this category are set nationally by the Judicial College and a range is given for expected payments for each individual type of injury. Whilst this can give a basic guide, the ranges can be very wide, to allow for the specific nature of each individual injury. Our experienced personal injury claims solicitors will be able to give you better guidance as to where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
Special Damages Available For Crane Accident Victims
In addition to this, you are also entitled to compensation for any financial costs, expenses or liabilities that you have incurred as a result of your crane accident. This is designed to ensure that you are not left financially worse off as the result of a crane accident that wasn’t your fault. This can include covering you for the loss of any earnings you could have expected during any period you have needed to be off work, or for the loss of potential future earnings, if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former profession. You are also able to claim the expenses associated with any additional medical care or rehabilitation that might have been necessary and hard to access via the NHS. For those who have very serious injuries, you are entitled to payments to allow you modify your home or vehicle to help you to live as close to the life you had before as possible. In general, you are entitled to claim back any expenses that you have had that would not have occurred had your crane accident not happened.
Working with our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you have the benefit of our years of experience, allowing us to claim for many expenses that you might not have realised could be included in your compensation claim. We want to get you the financial support you need to help get your life back on track.
How Free Legal Justice Can Help With Crane Accident Claims?
We want to make your crane accident compensation claim as stress free as possible. We offer a 24/7 service to make sure that you are able to access the help you need when you need it. You can start your crane accident compensation claim with a single phone call. We are available for you to call on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing.
Our experienced crane accident claims specialists will take the time to listen carefully when you explain what has happened to you. We know that your situation is unique, and we want to make sure that we understand the circumstances surrounding your crane accident, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your crane accident has impacted your life. This means that we are able to give you the personalised care and legal advice that you deserve.
Our Team Does All The Paperwork
Our team are able to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms required to make your crane accident compensation claim, making sure that we only ask you to do anything when it is absolutely necessary. This can help to reduce the stress you are feeling, as well as to ensure that you have the time you need to heal. If you would prefer, we are also able to arrange home visits to complete the small amounts of paperwork that require your direct signature.
If you are considering making a crane accident compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
No Win No Fee Crane Accident Compensation Claims
One of the most daunting aspects of making a crane accident compensation claim is the risk of high legal fees, especially if there is no guarantee that your claim will be successful. At Free Legal Justice, we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of trying to get the justice you deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
A no win no fee agreement means that we are able to act as your solicitors without you having to pay any fees until you receive compensation. As the name suggests, if we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay anything. This takes the risk out of making a crane accident claim and ensures that justice is available to everyone. With a no win no fee agreement, our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you always know exactly how much you will receive before accepting an offer of a compensation settlement, and also ensuring that you will always receive the lion’s share of the payment.
Not All Crane Injury Claims Are No Win No Fee!
In a minority of cases, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. We will always let you know in the unlikely event that your crane accident compensation case falls into this category and we will discuss the different funding options available to you to ensure that you are still able to access the help you need.
If you are considering making a crane accident compensation claim, don’t hesitate. Our expert team are waiting to take your call. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 now or claim online and let our expert team of crane accident claims solicitors help you with your claim.
Can I Lose My Job As A Result Of Making A Crane Accident Compensation Claim?
Employers are not permitted to punish an employee in any way for making a crane accident compensation claim. This includes you losing your job, being passed over for promotion or having your job changed in a way that is less favourable for you. If your employer were to take any of these actions, they would be liable for further compensation and damages.
Very few employers would even want to punish an employee for making a compensation claim following a crane accident. Almost all employers understand that you need the compensation award to help you get your life back on track, and want to support you in that as far as is practical.
Starting Crane Injury Claims Makes The Workplace Safer!
Making a crane accident compensation claim also provides your employer with a great deal of motivation to improve their health and safety equipment, procedures and policies. They will become fully aware of any failings that led to your crane accident, and are likely to want to fix these as quickly as possible. This helps to make your workplace safer for your colleagues, as well as yourself.
You may also be relieved to know that the business you work for will not have to close down as a result of your crane accident compensation claim. Even for very large claims (where the business may not be able to afford these payments), the payments themselves will be covered by the Employers Liability Insurance, which all employers are required to take out.
If you have more questions about this, or any other aspect of making a crane accident compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. Our team of crane accident claims specialists are here to help.
How Making A Crane Accident Compensation Claim Works
The process of making a personal injury compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury, including crane accident compensation claims.
The first thing to do before starting your crane accident compensation claim is to make sure that you have arranged the legal support and advice that you will need. To discuss your claim and your options, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. Working with our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors gives you the best possible chance of getting the compensation payment you deserve.
As your personal injury claims solicitors, we will send a letter to the person to blame for your crane accident, explaining that you are making a crane accident compensation claim and that you believe that they were to blame. We will give them a deadline by which they must either accept liability (this means accepting that they were to blame) or tell us why they were not to blame.
What Happens If My Crane Injury Claim Is Denied?
If the respondent denies liability, we will need to gather and present evidence to them, demonstrating that they were at fault for your crane accident. This evidence can take many different forms. It might be pictures of the location where your crane accident took place, videos of the crane accident happening if these are available or statements from people who were there when your crane accident happened who can explain the exact situation. More technical legal and medical arguments may also be relevant. Almost all employers will accept liability, once presented with the evidence that we gather.
What Happens If Liability Is Accepted For My Crane Accident?
After the other side have admitted that they were at fault in your crane accident claim, it is time to negotiate the compensation amount. Although we will handle all of the negotiations on your behalf, you remain in control at all times. We will inform you of all amounts that are offered to you and it will be your decision as to whether you accept or reject each offer. We will give you our expert advice, based on our years of training and experience making crane accident compensation claims, but the final decision will always rest with you.
In the unusual situation that it is not possible to reach agreement, either because the other party refuses to accept that they are liable, or because it is not possible to find a compensation amount that both parties will accept, it may be necessary to go to court to resolve your crane accident compensation claim. This is very rare, and we will support you throughout the process if it does turn out to be necessary.
You will only need to pay any fees to us after the negotiations have been concluded and your compensation amount has been agreed and is available to you. Our fees are set as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that the bulk of the money will always be there to help you during your recovery from your crane accident.
Starting No Win No Fee Crane Accident Compensation Claims
Making a crane accident claim can seem daunting. It can be hard to decide whether to go ahead with making a claim, and you may be unsure who to trust. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to make their crane accident compensation claims.
If you are considering making a compensation claim for your crane accident, the most important first step is to call us to get expert advice from our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available, free, 24 hours a day on 0800 567 7074. If you are calling from a mobile, call 0121 565 4317. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that you specify at no charge. Contacting our crane accident claims specialists allows you to begin your compensation claim with the best possible advice and help.
During our conversation, we will need to ensure that have the full picture of what happened with your crane accident. This includes the full extent of your injuries, the circumstances surrounding your crane accident (including who you believe was to blame) and the ways in which your life has been affected by your crane accident. As soon as we understand this, we are in a position to provide you with the kind of personalised advice that you need.
Will It Take Long To Complete My Crane Accident Compensation Claim?
Each crane accident compensation claim is unique, and it is not possible to give an exact answer as to how long each one will take. We realise that it is important to you that your claim is finished as quickly as possible, to ensure that you can put your crane accident behind you with the financial support you need.
Cases that progress quickly will tend to be resolved within just a few weeks. These are usually very straightforward claims for smaller amounts of money in which the other party is willing to accept liability. In these circumstances, there is often very little point in the other party arguing for too long over the exact amount of compensation due, as it is rarely worth their while. It is better all round for the matter to be resolved quickly and with as little difficulty as possible.
Crane accident claims in which the other party does not accept liability, or if there are other complications, can take significantly longer than a simple case. If you have to go to court to have a judge decide how much compensation you deserve following your crane accident, your claim may be delayed even longer.
Does My Crane Accident Need To Be Recorded In The Accident Book?
Your workplace will always have an accident book, which is there to record all accidents, injuries and near misses that occur. By ensuring that all events are listed in the accident book, it is possible to look at a company’s health and safety history in detail. All injuries should be recorded as soon as possible after they occur, to ensure that the person completing the record can have the most accurate information, although this should not be done at the expense of looking after anyone who has been injured.
Although this is not common, accidents do occasionally fail to get recorded in the accident book. Serious accidents, for example, can lead the person responsible for the accident book to forget about the paperwork as they concentrate on looking after the person who has been injured. Unfortunately, in very rare cases, an employer may deliberately decide not to record an accident or injury in the accident book, in the hopes that they can deny liability at a later date.
It is perfectly possible to make a successful crane accident compensation claim, without your crane accident ever having been recorded in your company’s accident book. We have years of experience in making these kinds of claims, and using a wide variety of alternative evidence to support your account of your crane accident, allowing us to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you become aware that your crane accident was not recorded in the accident book, we recommend that you contact both HR and your manager, ideally by email. This allows you to have a written record of your version of events and also to prove that your employer was aware of what happened, if they subsequently attempt to deny liability.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Crane Accident?
If you have suffered a crane accident, you may be unsure as to whether you are entitled to claim compensation. In most cases, you will be able to make a claim, but there are a few conditions that must be met.
The first and most basic requirement for you to make a crane accident compensation claim is that you must have suffered a crane accident. You are not able to make a claim for a near miss, where you narrowly avoided a crane accident. You are also only able to claim if were in some way damaged or harmed as a result of what happened. If you were very lucky and avoided all injury, you are not able to make a compensation claim. Your injuries can be mental as well as physical, but you can only claim for what you actually experienced.
It is also vital that there is someone who is at fault in your crane accident. In order to make a crane accident compensation claim, you must claim against someone, and this person or organisation must have had some form of responsibility towards you. If your accident or injury took place at work, your employer will almost certainly be in this position, as they have a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal requirement to think about your health and safety and to take all appropriate measures to keep you safe.
The other person must also have been able to foresee or anticipate what has happened to you. This doesn’t mean that they must have actually known that it would happen, but that they could have considered it, if they had put sufficient thought and care into health and safety concerns.
The final consideration is what measures were taken to protect you. If no protective measures were put in place, your claim is highly likely to be successful. If they did take some steps to keep you safe, you may still be able to claim if these were not sufficient, given the degree of risk.
Contact Our Crane Accident Claims Solicitors
If you have suffered a crane accident and someone else was to blame, whether through their negligence or carelessness, you are entitled to compensation. If you are considering making a crane accident compensation claim, don’t delay. Call us now on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to discover how we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
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