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IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERED INJURIES OR DEATH FROM AN AERIAL LIFT ACCIDENT, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION.
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What is a Boom Lift?
Aerial Lifts are mobile devices that lift a person into the air, either into a bucket or onto a rail-mounted platform, which allows a person to perform a job or to reach something from a moderate height up to an even greater size. They are also known as joggers, articulated boom lifts, aerial ladders, vertical towers, aerial working platforms, human-crewed elevators, scissor lifts, and towed-behind lifts. More minor lifts may be used in warehouses and stores to access items placed on tall shelves, while larger ones can carry people up to 46 feet in the air.
High lifting may be a source of electrical shocks if operators aren’t paying attention to overhead electrical lines. If an operator or the person operating the machine is unaware of an overhead power line, or if anyone attempts to move the lift as the boom is lifted, an electrical shock accident may occur. If you have been a victim of electric shock caused by improper use of an aerial lift, please call (888) 491-0444 for a free consultation.
These regulations outline everything from how a lift should be designed to fall protection requirements. In addition, the section requires that all boom lifts are designed to comply with ANSI A92.2-1969, which regulates elevated, rotating work platforms mounted on vehicles. Violations of the standards above can lead to not only OSHA-issued fines but civil liability for negligence for failing to comply with industry-accepted standards and practices.
If you were injured working on, on, or around a tower, contact our attorneys by calling (888) 491-0444. There are several reasons that an aerial lift accident can happen. First, if the OSHA regulations are not followed closely, severe injuries can result.
Worker’s Compensation laws protect the employers of workers from being held responsible for malpractice as long as they offer workers compensation to their employees. Unfortunately, the fall protection used needed to be better.
Contact us at (888) 491-0444 for a free consultation if you were injured because of an aerial lift-related workplace accident.
Genie has issued safety advisories on its multi-year-old boom telescopic lifting equipment. Bolts on the rotating swivel units on these lifts may come loose, which could cause the spinning swivel units to separate from the lift’s frame. This may cause the machine to tip, collapse, or experience other malfunctions. Elevator trucks are some of the more dangerous machinery at the worksite. Workers can sustain severe injuries or die due to operator error, product defects, and other reasons.
Our attorneys are currently investigating an accident with an aerial lifting device that was faulty, the Genie Telescopic Boom lift. In addition, our attorneys represent workers from various industries who were seriously injured in accidents caused by faulty equipment and families of those killed in tragic work-related accidents.
The safety warning includes instructions for fixing turntable bearing bolts and returning the machine to operate. Sadly, many companies will likely ignore those notices and continue using unsafe lifts. Taking the device out of service for repairs takes time and costs money.
Far too many construction companies are willing to risk the lives of their workers to save a buck. If a boom lift disaster left you or a loved one seriously hurt or dead, contact us immediately. There is probably more than one lawsuit you can file. Contact an attorney soon to discuss your options in your best interest.
Product Liability Claims: The manufacturer and others involved in assembling, distributing, and selling the defective product can be held responsible for injuries from its defects. Defective booms, swivels, and other components may cause a disastrous lift-related accident. Expert inspections of a lift are critical for winning defective product claims. Third-party injuries and wrongful death claims: Negligently maintaining tools and machines is a common contributing factor to injuries and deaths at work.
The owner of the property and general contractors responsible for a job site may be held accountable in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit for accidents caused by faulty repairs and maintenance to lifting equipment.
Worker’s Compensation: Workers injured on the job may have access to worker’s compensation insurance from their employer to recover for medical expenses, lost wages, etc. Death benefits may be available for families of workers killed on the job.
Unfortunately, only some states require employers to have worker’s compensation coverage. As a result, many employers — particularly those in construction — have taken advantage of the lax laws to save money. An accident, though, leaves an uninsured employer exposed to civil liability.
An experienced lawyer can examine the details of your hoisting accident and inform you of your options to obtain fair compensation. You may have several options to pursue your lawsuit.
The Genie Telescopic Boom lift Safety Notice is the latest in many problems involving aerial lifting in the building trades. Aerial lift accidents are the primary cause of some of the leading causes of severe injuries and deaths at work sites, including falls, electrocution, and others.
If you and a loved one suffered injuries in an aerial lift accident, you must have an experienced attorney. The Boom Lift Lawyers in our network are strategic, thorough, and relentless. Our team thoroughly researches every case, devises innovative legal strategies, and relentlessly pursues the results that our clients deserve. Call us at (888) 491-0444 today for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys serve victims of Aerial Lift Accidents across the country.
The Law May Limit the Time You Have to File a Boom Lift Injury Claim
Under the legal rule known as “the statute of limitations,” any claim stemming from an injury or wrongful death from a boom lift accident must be filed within a specific period of time, otherwise, the injured person or their family’s legal claims are barred, and their right to bring suit is lost for all time.
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