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Crane accidents

The Law on using cranes

Cranes are widely used on construction sites and when crane accidents happen, they cause widespread damage and can result in serious injury and death.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

What to do

If you are injured at work you may be able to make a compensation claim.  You can make a compensation claim if your injury was caused by the negligence of a colleague. You will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay. Your right to sick pay should be in your employment contract or your terms and conditions of employment.

Do not accept compensation from an insurance company acting for your employer without taking legal advice. You may find that you have settled for less than you are actually entitled to. You will need to prove that your injury, occupational illness or disease was caused by the negligence of your employer.

[ see Accident at work, How to win your personal injury claim]

Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol

You start your claim using the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims. You must;

  • Identify that there is a person, company or organisation to make the claim against.
  • Show that the person, company or organisation owed you a duty of care to avoid your accident and injury, and could have taken steps to avoid the situation.
  • Prove that your injury was caused by the failure of the responsible person or organisation to take reasonable steps to avoid causing your accident or injury.

[ see Accident at work, How to win your personal injury claim]

Updated: 18/02/2020


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