Crane Accidents

Crane Accidents

Verdicts & Settlements

$7,900,000 Products Liability and Negligence Case

$3,000,000 Talona Ausland v. Atlantic Electric Company

$2,500,000 Burn Victim v. PECO

$1,550,000 Popvich v. Amtrak

$1,480,000 Crane Contacts Overhead Powerline

$1,470,000 NJ Crane Operator's Death

$1,375,000 Ann Elizabeth Ritsick vs. Pennsylvania Power and Light

$1,000,000 Crane Injury Involving CMC Equipment Rental Co., Inc. and Others

See Many More Multi-Million Dollar Results

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of crane accident attorneys has successfully represented more victims of catastrophic crane accidents than any other law firm in the United States.

With nearly 50 fatalities a year, cranes are involved in some of the most serious and devastating construction site accidents. SMBB's crane accident attorneys have successfully represented victims of all the most common types of these accidents, including when a crane:

  • Contacts high-voltage lines
  • Topples over or collapses
  • Strikes workers
  • Hoist lines "two block," causing the headache ball to crash into the boom tip
  • Poorly rigged loads or crane parts fall onto or strike workers

Proven Results

Robert J. Mongeluzzi and our Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky crane accident attorneys have secured numerous multi-million verdicts and settlements for our clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including:

  • $3.6 million settlement for an ironworker injured when steel roofing panels fell on him due to a crane operator's negligence
  • $3 million settlement for two dock builders electrocuted when a crane contacted overhead power lines

Crane Accident Expertise

To successfully represent our clients, SMBB crane accident attorneys draw upon both our decades of experience in helping construction workers and the help of top experts in the fields of operator training and crane design. For example, when workers handling loads being moved by a crane are electrocuted, we want to know: Was it equipped with an insulated link to prevent electrical current from reaching the cable hook?

Mr. Mongeluzzi also is a nationally known advocate for crane safety. He writes (link to articles) about safety issues and has even lectured (link to lectures) the crane manufacturing industry on how to make its products safer. He also founded and - with SMBB partner David Kwass - co-chairs the American Association for Justice's Crane and Aerial Lift Accident Group, which trains other lawyers across the country how to represent the victims of such accidents. Quite simply, SMBB attorneys have successfully handled more catastrophic crane cases than any other plaintiff's firm in the U.S.

Compensation for Crane Accidents

Crane equipment manufacturers, construction companies and utility companies may all be liable for crane accidents. SMBB crane accident attorneys can help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled - including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.

If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed in a crane accident, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our crane accident attorneys today.

Crane Accidents Attorneys

David L. Kwass
David L. Kwass Partner

Office: 215-575-2978
Mobile: 215-518-0467

Adam J. Pantano
Adam J. Pantano Partner

Office: 215-575-2954