Elevators and hoists are critical elements on many construction sites. Without them, constructing even moderately high buildings would not be possible. Of course, like most construction site equipment, there is the danger that elevators or hoists may malfunction, causing serious harm. Elevator accidents are often catastrophic, and the injuries they cause can keep you out of work for months. If you’ve been injured in an on-site elevator accident, you are eligible to receive compensation. The New York construction elevator accident attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC understand what benefits you are entitled to and have the ability to maximize your recovery and obtain a comprehensive benefits package which will provide for you and your family.
Determining Your Rights
As an employee, you are entitled to a safe workplace. It is the general contractor’s responsibility to keep the job-site up to all safety codes and regulations. When operating an elevator or hoist, appropriate safety equipment, such as harnesses, gloves, and helmets, should be used every time. Guard rails should be available and properly maintained. If the general contractor or project manager has not provided these safety devices and you were injured as a result they will be found negligent and responsible for the damages caused. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we’ve handled virtually all types of elevator and hoist accidents. Was your injury caused by any of the following scenarios:
- Elevator car or hoist fell unexpectedly?
- Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a sealed elevator?
- Fell from improperly secured elevator or hoist?
- Shock or electrocution in or around an elevator?
- Caught in the door or other moving parts?
- A falling elevator caused other debris to strike you?
The types of injuries you may’ve sustained include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Severe soft tissue injuries
However, at Kaplan Lawyers PC, we represent anyone who has suffered from all elevator-related injuries.
Contact Our New York Elevator Accident Lawyers
If you’ve been injured in an elevator or hoist accident, you are entitled to a wide array of benefits which vary depending on the facts of your case. At Kaplan Lawyers PC the consultation is free and the best way to confirm your rights. Remember, if we can’t win your case there is no fee for our services.