Images of unsafe elevator shafts are associated with horrific falls. This is an unfortunate reality for some construction and maintenance workers. Elevator shaft injuries can be fatal, or result in life-altering injuries, such as paralysis. Workers in this environment are at risk as well as bystanders and others who use elevators. Falls and other accidents can occur in an elevator shaft if it is in disrepair and the proprietor failed to post proper warning signage. Elevator shaft injuries can be fatal, particularly in New York and New Jersey where skyscrapers abound, and where construction crews frequently work on them. Elevator maintenance workers, just like construction crews, are also at risk for injury in an elevator shaft.
You may be able to obtain compensation if you or someone you love recently experienced injury related to an unsafe elevator shaft. Depending on the circumstances, there may be a liable party. The NYC personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo (SPBMC) work with victims who have experienced an elevator shaft injury from someone else’s neglect. Contact us for a free consultation today.
SPBMC is a full-service personal injury law firm with expertise in many areas. We work with injured individuals as well as workers in class action lawsuits. Each attorney and group of staffers at our firm is dedicated to different areas of personal injury law.
Sadly, many elevator shaft injuries are catastrophic or even fatal. It is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violation for dangerous elevator shafts not be marked off as hazardous. Injuries affect private individuals, but more often, construction workers and maintenance workers are affected.
What are some common elevator shaft accidents?
You should consider a few important factors to prevent elevator injuries.
You may be entitled to compensation if you or someone you love recently experienced injury (or wrongful death) because of an elevator shaft or an elevator. The attorneys at SPBMC are ready work with you to determine whether there is liability for your injury so that you can rebuild your life after tragedy. Contact us for a free consultation.