Our Houston crane accident lawyers can help you.

If you were hurt in a crane accident on the job, you could be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits (regardless of who was at fault for the accident) and if defective equipment, parts, or a negligent third party caused the accident, you could be owed additional compensation, depending on the circumstances. Make sure to seek immediate medical attention, and make sure your first call is to Williams Hart & Boundas to discuss your rights.

On December 18, 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that crane-related workplace fatalities fell to their lowest level ever recorded in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) with 33 deaths in 2017. Even when crane accidents are not fatal, they can still cause a wide variety of very serious injuries that could lead to a lifetime of challenges for victims.

If you were injured or if you lost a loved one in a crane accident in the Houston area, know that you’re not alone and that you do not have to shoulder the financial burdens that a severe injury can place on you and your family. Williams Hart & Boundas has recovered billions of dollars for our clients, and we are passionate about defending workers in our Houston community. We have the resources and skills to get you the compensation you are owed. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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Meet Our Houston Crane Accident Lawyers

Find out why so many others have chosen Williams Hart & Boundas to fight for them. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are ready to provide you with a FREE initial consultation.


Jim Hart

Meet Jim Hart, Firm Partner 

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Many people injured in crane accidents are frequently entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. While most employers are required to carry this coverage to protect injured employees, workers’ compensation benefits are not always easy to obtain. Without assistance, some wounded workers might experience denials or delays in their benefits and might struggle unnecessarily to get the help they deserve.

An experienced attorney will know how to not only get you approved for workers’ compensation but also see if you might be entitled to additional compensation. While workers’ compensation does prohibit an employee from filing a lawsuit against their employer, the same immunity is not afforded to other negligent parties.

A lawyer can conduct an independent investigation to review your accident’s circumstances and determine the actual cause. When the negligence of other parties besides your employer caused or contributed to causing your injuries, you may be able to file actions against those parties.

You do not want to deal with the insurance company by yourself, even though one of their agents might try to contact you and tell you that you do not need an attorney. While the insurer could offer you a lump sum settlement to resolve your case, know that whatever you are offered is almost certainly far less than you are entitled to. A lawyer will be able to negotiate for a far more just settlement.

Types of Crane Accident Cases We Handle

Cranes are a type of machinery that usually consists of a base unit attached to a mast or tower typically attached to a slewing unit with a horizontal jib (or working arm), machinery arm, and operator’s cab. Cranes are frequently used for loading and unloading large amounts of freight. An individual can be injured in many different kinds of crane accidents.

Some of the most common types that Williams Hart & Boundas sees include, but are not limited to:


Inadequate training


Improperly set up cranes


Improper cranes for certain functions


Exceeding operational limits


Improper load capacity


Dropped loads


Swinging loads


Failure to maintain the crane




Caught in-between accidents




Struck by objects


Transportation incidents


Defective parts or other mechanical failures

Crane Accidents Can Cause Traumatic Injuries

While many crane accident cases involve construction employees, it is essential to note that innocent bystanders can also suffer traumatic injuries in crane accidents. In such cases, the victims have the right to file lawsuits against the companies that employees might not be able to file. Cranes need to be operated by qualified personnel who have received appropriate training, and the cranes must be located on level and secure sites. In addition, safety plans are essential to cranes, and load stability needs to be checked frequently.

People can suffer many different kinds of crane accident injuries depending on the type of accident they were involved in.

Injuries could include, but are not limited to, any of the following:




Neck injuries




Spinal Cord Injuries


Muscle Strains




Internal Organ Injuries


Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)



It is also possible that a person could die from injuries they suffer in a crane accident. When a person is killed because of another party’s negligence, their family can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party.

Contact Our Houston Crane Accident Lawyers Today

Did you suffer catastrophic injuries, or was your loved one killed in a crane accident in Houston? Contact our experienced crane accident lawyers right away to discuss your rights and all of the legal options available to you. Our firm can negotiate a settlement that covers all of your past, present, and future expenses, and we can also file a lawsuit to take your case to trial when a fair and full settlement is not possible.

Williams Hart & Boundas will work tirelessly to ensure every negligent party involved in your accident is held fully accountable. We can answer all of your legal questions and help you navigate your crane accident injury claim. Contact us today to claim a 100% free initial consultation. Our support team is ready to assist you.

Williams Hart & Boundas provides legal services on a contingency fee basis, so you will not pay us anything until you obtain a monetary award.



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Hali JoinerHali Joiner
21:20 20 Jan 22
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19:58 11 Jan 22
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Swift FrostSwift Frost
20:42 23 Dec 21
I would like to thank Williams Hart & Boundas for showing compassion to our sister. She is the sole breadwinner in her house and when she got into a terrible accident that sent her to the hospital for weeks recently, they helped her with her legal issues at no cost. This shows that they are a great neighbor to the community they serve. They are a great example of how we all should behave. Thank you.