Crane accident injury compensation claims

The following guide sets out everything you must know about making a crane accident compensation claim.

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The Health and Safety Executive states that there have been 61 crane accidents in the UK since 2001. These kinds of accidents usually take place when working for an employer. As a result of this, if you have been in a crane accident, you will probably have a case for claiming compensation.

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Do I have a claim for a crane accident?

If you were injured in a crane accident in the last three years and someone else was to blame, then we can help you make a compensation claim.

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Your employer's 'Duty of Care'?

Your employer has a duty of care to all staff. This includes a duty to ensure that all equipment, including cranes, is maintained to a high standard and inspected at regular intervals. Organisations which employ people to operate cranes are also responsible for ensuring that those people are fully trained.

You should be provided with comprehensive training on all aspects of using the crane, and given practical advice on safety measures, including what action to take in an emergency.

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What should I do if I have been injured in a crane accident?

Your first priority should be to seek medical advice. A doctor can assess the extent of your injury, prescribe treatment, and advise on pain relief and rehabilitative care.

Having sought immediate treatment, you should then report the accident formally to your employer. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you will probably be entitled to time off work.

Having begun your recovery, your thoughts might turn to compensation. If you have lost earnings because you haven't been able to work, or have had to spend money on support and treatment, you might be struggling to manage your finances.

If you have been in a crane accident, it is likely that someone else is to blame. A claim for compensation can restore your finances so that you can concentrate on your recovery.

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How does claiming compensation work?

If you are considering pursuing a claim for compensation for a crane accident, it is vital to seek expert legal advice. The Quittance panel of solicitors will help to gather all the evidence you need to make a claim. They gather this evidence to prove to the court that someone else was at fault for what happened, and to demonstrate the impact this has had on you, the claimant.

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What kinds of evidence do you need?

Your solicitor will advise you on evidence specific to your case. However, as a general rule, the following proof of your accident can be useful:

  • Photographs of your injuries
  • CCTV footage of the accident, or witness accounts
  • Details of the training you received for using the crane
  • Receipts for expenses relating to mobility requirements, prescriptions, or physiotherapy
  • Details of how your injury has affected your day to day life: do you find it difficult or impossible to have a shower, for example?
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100% No Win, No Fee crane accident claim

A no win no fee agreement (more correctly called a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement) is entered into between the claimant and lawyer.

A Conditional Fee Agreement is essentially the conditions under which the solicitor works for the client.

The CFA details what the solicitors will do and how the solicitor is paid if the compensation claim is won.

If you choose Quittance Personal Injury for your crane accident claim there will be no sneaky hidden charges , no up-front fees and the reassurance that you will never be financially out of pocket.

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Calculate my crane accident compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our work accident compensation calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of work accident claim, from less-severe claims to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Emma Bell Employers and Public Liability Panel Solicitor
Shahida Chaudery Complex Injury Claims Panel Solicitor
Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

About the author

Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.

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