Compensation for Victims of Construction Site Elevator Falls and Accidents
Open elevator shafts can be a very serious hazard on construction sites, as accident reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) frequently point out. In one case, a 47-year-old employee opened a second-level elevator door in order to place a floor lamp at the edge. Falling into the open shaft, he impaled his leg on a scaffold post at the bottom. In another case, a 20-year-old worker assigned to replace broken sprinkler pipes was found dead at the bottom of a freight elevator shaft, having apparently fallen 20 to 30 feet through the open elevator doors.
In general, New York law holds construction company owners and general contractors liable for injuries or fatalities that occur due to unsafe working conditions. If you were injured by falling down an unguarded elevator shaft or you were injured by a falling object in an elevator shaft, you may be eligible for compensation.
At Block O'Toole & Murphy, our New York accident attorneys are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled. We will not rest until justice is done on your behalf.
A Wide Reputation for Real Results
Block O'Toole & Murphy is dedicated to making sure juries and insurance companies take into account the full ramifications of an elevator shaft accident on the victim's life and future. We understand your very real concerns about returning to work, paying your rent or mortgage and providing for your family. A few of our case results include:
- $5,500,000 recovery for a man injured in a work-related elevator accident
- $4,000,000 recovery for an elevator erector injured in a construction site accident
- $2,250,000 recovery for the spouse of an elevator erector killed in a construction accident
- $1,900,000 settlement for a 32 BJ union worker injured in an elevator accident
To read the full list of successful results we have obtained, please view our Verdicts & Settlements page.
Contact an Elevator Injury Attorney Serving New York
Did you suffer a serious injury in an elevator fall or open elevator shaft accident in New York City? If so, discover your rights and options under New York law. Schedule a FREE consultation with the skilled injury lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy. Call us at 212-736-5300, or contact us online today.
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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.