Were You Injured In A Construction Site Elevator Accident?
Construction workers are subject to danger in nearly every aspect of their jobs. Working at elevated heights is one of the riskiest jobs on construction sites. New York law provides special protection for workers who perform such tasks, including those who work on elevators and hoists.
Subin Associates, LLP, represents injured construction workers and their families who have lost a loved one. When a construction injury or wrongful death occurs, we investigate the accident and seek compensation from the negligent parties. If you were injured while working on or near an elevator, please speak with one of our New York elevator accident lawyers.
The Dangers Of Elevator Work
On construction and building sites, workers may be injured by working on elevators, hoists, interior-hung scaffolds and elevator false cars. Falls into open or unmarked elevator shafts account for half of all elevator injuries. Injuries from falls may be very serious and can include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and nerve damage.
Additional elevator injuries and deaths are caused by accidents such as:
- Getting caught in the doors or other moving parts
- Uncontrolled fall of the elevator car
- Electric shock or electrocution
- Being struck by the elevator or counterweight
- Asphyxiation from being trapped in the elevator
Any of these accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death. For example, catastrophic brain damage may lead to a permanent vegetative state or coma. Severe spinal cord injuries may cause paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia.
We strive to recover damages that will pay for your medical bills and compensate you for lost wages and pain and suffering.
Call Our New York Lawyers About Elevator Accidents
We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 877-265-4065 or you can contact our New York City law firm online. We take every New York elevator accident case on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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