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New York Construction Accident Attorney for Elevator Accident Victims

New York is a bustling place where elevators are relied upon every day. People use them to get up and down in the buildings where they live, work, shop, and even seek out entertainment. They also rely on construction workers and property owners to build the elevators, manage them, and keep them safe. Despite many efforts, regulations, and safety standards people are seriously injured or worse in construction elevator accidents all the time. Cutting corners to increase profits in this industry can have tragic consequences. These accidents can result in catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

If you have suffered serious injuries, or if you have lost a loved one in a New York construction elevator accident, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today.  If you were seriously injured in a construction elevator accident, our attorneys will examine your case thoroughly to determine who is at fault.  The construction accident attorneys at The Law Office of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, have extensive experience successfully handling construction site injury claims, including construction elevator injury claims and we will do what it takes to maximize your claim for the injuries you sustained.

What causes construction elevator accidents?

There are many different reasons why construction elevator accidents happen. When people step into an elevator, they assume it is safe to use. Unfortunately, that is just not always the case. Many things, such as poor maintenance, can be contributing factors to construction elevator accidents, but they usually stem from negligence of some sort. Here are some of the most common contributing factors:

  • The elevator was working at max capacity
  • The working load of the structure was not supported properly
  • There were loose railings
  • The elevator was defective and malfunctioning
  • The elevator wasn’t properly marked with the maximum workload
  • The elevator had wet/slippery floors
  • The elevator cables snap
  • There were falling objects from the elevator

Construction elevators are not always maintained properly. Many times, they will not be maintained at all throughout the term of a construction job, and this only increases the hazards associated with using them.

What are some common injuries sustained in construction elevator accidents?

Construction elevator accidents are usually not minor. Elevator cabs are heavy, so when they fall, there is imminent danger to anyone near. If a cable snaps, it is equally as hazardous. We have seen many catastrophic and permanent injuries as a result of construction elevator accidents. Here are some of the most common:

  • Injury from falling objects from the elevator or shaft
  • The crushing of limbs
  • Trauma to different body parts
  • Slip, trip and fall from height
  • Electrical burns or electrical injuries
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Deep lacerations and soft tissue damage
  • Broken and fractured bone
  • Nerve damage
  • Death

All of these injuries can be tragic in nature. If you or a loved one have suffered any of these injuries as a result of a construction elevator accident, you should seek experienced legal counsel immediately.

Can I sue for injuries I sustained in a construction elevator accident?

New York Construction Accident Attorney for Elevator Accident VictimsMost of the time, the answer is yes. If you were on the job when you were injured in a construction elevator accident, then you should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. New York law does prohibit you from filing a claim against your employer if you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits. However, there may be other parties responsible for your injuries. General contractors, property owners, and even safety inspectors are all responsible for the safety of everyone on the job site. If equipment malfunctioned, and it caused your accident, then the manufacturer may be held liable. You may pursue a third-party civil suit against anyone responsible for the accident that caused your serious injuries.

Can I pursue a third-party civil suit if I am collecting worker’s compensation benefits?

You can, and if someone else was responsible for your accident, you should. Workers’ compensation benefits were put in place to help pay for an injured employee’s medical expenses and lost wages. In the event of a serious accident that requires extensive medical treatment, those benefits can be exhausted quickly, and it is often necessary to find other resources. A third-party civil suit may provide the additional compensation that your family needs.

What if my accident was the result of a construction elevator defect or malfunction?

Under those circumstances, The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will investigate diligently to see where the responsibility lies. Even construction elevators should be built to code. There are also parties who will be responsible for inspecting and maintaining them. If one of these parties failed to perform the duties of their job and it led to your serious injury, then you may be able to recover financial compensation through a third-party civil suit.

How long do I have to file a claim?

New York Construction Accident Attorney for Elevator Accident VictimsUnder those circumstances, The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will investigate diligently to see where the responsibility lies. Even construction elevators should be built to code. There are also parties who will be responsible for inspecting and maintaining them. If one of these parties failed to perform the duties of their job and it led to your serious injury, then you may be able to recover financial compensation through a third-party civil suit.

Call an experienced New York construction accident attorney about your construction elevator accident

If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury as a result of a construction elevator accident in New York, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. The confusion and turmoil these accidents create can make it hard to know where to start picking up the pieces, but you don’t have to go through this alone. Our experienced New York construction accident attorneys will be there every step of the way. They understand what kind of chaos and tragedy these accidents cause, and they will help you hold the negligent parties responsible. You can call the toll free number at (877)675-4529 to set up your initial consultation, or you can fill out our consultation request form and we will get in touch with you shortly. Our attorneys take a comprehensive approach to these complex cases and have a track record of success. They will help you preserve your rights and maximize your claim.

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