Elevator Accidents on Construction Sites in New York
Were You Involved in a Construction Site Elevator Accident?
Elevator accidents are common in New York City, and though elevators pose risks to anyone who uses them, they can be particularly dangerous to workers, constructors, and repairmen who use them on construction sites or perform various forms of elevator work.
As a nationally recognized NYC-based construction accident law firm, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., knows how elevators erected or used on construction sites can pose risks of serious injuries, death, and devastating consequences for workers and their families. With decades of collective experience, our attorneys guide injured workers and their loved ones through the legal pathways needed to obtain compensation – whether it’s workers’ compensation or civil lawsuits.
Have questions about a construction elevator accident and your legal rights? Request a FREE consultation by calling (646) 518-2954 or contacting us online.
How Construction Elevator Accidents Happen
As hoists, temporary lifts, and standard building elevators, any machine or piece of equipment meant to carry people and materials can create risks for accidents and injuries. Failures on the parts of premises owners, contractors, and product manufacturers serve only to magnify those risks.
Having handled all types of construction-related accidents in New York since 1983, our legal team is prepared to assist workers after they suffer harm in incidents involving an elevator.
Related injuries in construction elevator mishaps include:
- Mechanical failure, malfunction, and collapse
- Falls from heights
- Falling objects
- Caught-in accidents
- Crushing injuries
- Electrocution, electric shock, and burn injuries
- Accidental amputations
Who Can Be Held Liable In a Construction Elevator Accident?
Whether you were injured while working on or repairing an elevator, or while using any type of construction elevator or hoist to perform job-related duties, you may have options for recovering financial compensation for your damages. These include any medical bills, lost wages, and lost future earnings a serious injury or disability may have caused, as well as your pain and suffering and other economic or non-economic damages, depending on the case and your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim.
In order to prevail in a civil lawsuit and recover a broader scope of damages, victims must prove several legal elements – including fault and liability. Though the party which can be held responsible for your harm and losses will depend on the unique facts involved, there are some examples of negligence, failures, and workplace safety violations that commonly result in liability:
- Negligent elevator construction, maintenance, or operation
- Defective elevators; unsafe design or manufacturing
- Failures to perform periodic inspections as required by NY Code
- Excessive weight; overloaded elevators and lifts
- NY Labor Law violations, including Labor Law 200, Labor Law 240, Labor Law 241
Request a Free Case Evaluation With an NYC Construction Site Elevator Injury Lawyer
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., has been committed to fighting on behalf of construction workers, tradesmen, and union members across NYC for many years. We’re thankful for the trust local workers and communities have placed in our firm, and have repaid them by working diligently to ensure better laws and regulatory standards, and by fighting for the justice and compensation they deserve.
Contact a construction site elevator falls and accidents attorney in NYC; we’ve recovered more than half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements on our clients’ behalves. In the past five years alone, we have recovered over 50 verdicts and settlements of a million dollars or more. Learn how our experience and determination may be of benefit to you.
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