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Man Lift Injuries Lawyer New York

Thousands of workers are injured or killed due to man lift accidents. Accidents involving man lifts (which are also referred to as aerial lifts and personnel lifts) include different types of mishaps, ranging from minor to tragic. A few examples of lift accidents include falls, collapses, electrocution, and tip-overs. All construction jobs require labor-intensive work and hazardous conditions, but using man lifts is a specifically dangerous job that requires extra safety measures.

If you or a loved one has been injured or wrongfully killed in a man lift accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo (SPBMC) specialize in work-related injuries. Be sure to consult an attorney if you are involved in one of these accidents. Our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations.

Why Choose SPBMC Personal Injury Attorneys?

The attorneys at SPBMC strive to serve every client and case with fierce dedication and compassion. We are a full-service personal injury law firm and we have the reach of one of the most powerful firms in NYC. We also have the one-on-one service of a smaller firm. Why choose SPBMC?

  • Our dedication to the workforce is evident. We serve as general counsel for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, and as counsel for surviving rescue workers involved in 9/11.
  • We have recovered more than $2 billion in settlements for our personal injury clients in the just last 10 years.
  • We work on a contingency-fee basis. You do not pay us out of pocket. We receive compensation only if our clients reach a settlement.

Causes of Man Lift Accidents

Different types of man lifts include aerial lifts, scissor lifts, cherry pickers, and cranes. They are commonly used in many industry settings, including construction sites, plants, warehouses, refineries, and rail yards. Every single variant of a man lift comes with risk, especially if it is not properly operated – or not used under safe conditions. What causes lift accidents?

  • Equipment malfunctions cause accidents.
  • Poorly maintained jobsites can result in injuries to workers and visitors.
  • Poor or dangerous weather conditions may cause accidents.
  • Inadequate or overdue safety inspections put workers at risk for accidents.
  • Inexperienced or improperly trained operators may accidents.
  • Inadequate preventive equipment maintenance causes accidents.
  • Excessive weight in the lift causes accidents.

Who Is Liable?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards for lift safety, as well as other worksite regulations. These regulations exist to minimize workplace injuries and fatalities. When a victim experiences injury or death due to an employer or another party’s violation of OSHA standards, the company or third party is liable. Those victims benefit from legal counsel to maximize recoverable settlement and navigate difficult legal situations. Who is liable?

  • The victim’s employer may be liable.
  • A third-party safety inspector may be liable.
  • An equipment technician responsible for maintenance may be liable.
  • A property owner or manager may be liable.

In cases of weather-related injury, the employer may be liable for not ceasing work. Sometimes, though, changes in weather are abrupt and difficult to predict. An attorney at SPBMC will conduct a thorough investigation to properly determine liability.

Legal Help for Man Lift Injuries

If you or someone you love suffers injury in a man lift, aerial lift, personnel lift, or scissor lift, you may benefit from legal help. An attorney can help you maximize the potential for compensation of medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and hardship. SPBMC can serve you and your case for the best outcome. Contact us today for a free consultation.