New York City construction sites can be some of the most dangerous places to work, leading to workplace accidents, some of which are fatal. Even though the amount of elevator-related deaths among construction workers is relatively small when compared to all construction accidents throughout New York City, the rate of such deaths is still an issue and is disturbing.
Falls are one of the most common cause of elevator accidents at construction sites. Many elevator related accidents include falls, often times from significant heights. Interestingly, falls aren’t the only cause of elevator accidents. Construction workers may be seriously injured from elevator-related accidents where they are caught-in, or compressed-in by the elevator or ever electrocuted. Construction workers who are assembling or dismantling an elevator system may be at the greatest risk of suffering a fatal accident, along with those that are operating heavy equipment or doing repair and maintenance of the elevator shafts.
Prevention of Elevator Accidents on Construction Sites
Compliance with the New York Labor Law and safety standards is an important factor in keeping workers safe on construction sites. When property owners, general contractors (GC’s), subcontractors (Subs), manufacturers of equipment used on the jobsite or others are negligent, those risks are magnified which can result in serious injuries and even fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died in any type of NYC construction accident including those involving elevators on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost of wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Out of pocket expenses related to the accident
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
Construction site accidents, including crane accidents, can seriously injure or kill construction workers as well as innocent bystanders. These victims and their loved ones may have a valid personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC we understand the consequences that construction site accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones.
We Can Help You If You Are Injured
When you are injured in an NYC construction site accident, you need to hire an experienced New York construction injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC have more than a decade of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of the monetary compensation that you deserve. Call 212-240-9465 for a free, no obligation consultation.