Elevator Accidents on Construction Sites
Boston Construction Accident Lawyers
Working near or in elevators is an added risk for those employed on construction sites and can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. For those who have suffered injury due to a defective or malfunctioning elevator, compensation may be available through a personal injury suit with the help of a Boston construction accident attorney.
With winning the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell® for 2013 along with millions of dollars recovered for our valued clients, the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman has all the tools needed to recover what you need after an accident in which you were injured. We have over 55 years of collective legal experience to put to use getting you the financial damages you need!
Victims of Elevator Accidents Deserve Compensation
Elevators can easily pose a hazard to employees when they are not adequately inspected or used. Gloves, hard hats, and reinforced footwear should be provided by the employer.
Elevator accidents can occur in the following ways:
- Struck by the elevator or counterweight
- Caught in the doors or other moving parts
- Uncontrolled fall of the elevator car
- Electric shock or electrocution
- Asphyxiation from being trapped in the elevator
- Falling into the elevator shaft
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates personal fall prevention equipment should be used wherever the potential for a fall exists. Employers who fail to comply with OSHA standards can be held liable through an injury suit.
Are You Eligible for Compensation?
You could be eligible for damages if you or a loved one were harmed or killed in an elevator accident. Your financial losses such as hospital bills, physical therapy, lost wages from work, and even for your pain and suffering.
Trust our skilled personal injury attorneys in Boston to recover what you need to get back on your financial feet after being seriously injured. You have rights and we can protect them in and out of court!
Your claim begins with a free consultation—(617) 870-3347!