We Represent Workers Hurt in Elevator Accidents.
You can trust an experienced attorney to fight for you.
It’s no surprise that New York is home to tens of thousands of elevators, and construction workers are on the front lines of building shafts and installing elevators. Unfortunately, that also means they’re most at risk in elevator accidents – nearly half of all elevator-related deaths each year involve construction and maintenance workers.
Keogh Crispi, P.C. has extensive experience and a strong track record of results representing injured construction workers throughout New York. Choose the right attorney to take your case to the next level. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced elevator accident attorney.
How do elevator accidents happen?
The most dangerous times for elevator accidents are during and shortly after construction, when workers are building the shaft and installing the elevator itself. Elevator accidents also occur on construction sites when workers have to travel and transport materials from level to level using manually operated hoists. Some of the ways accidents can happen include:
- Falls down an elevator shaft.
- Caught between doors, components, or the elevator itself and the top of the shaft.
- Electrocution from faulty wiring or electric components.
- Mechanical failures, often in the pulley system.
All these accidents are preventable with the right safety precautions. When a worker gets injured in an elevator shaft, it’s often because of a miscommunication – someone else didn’t know they were there before moving the elevator. Other injuries are a result of failure to provide safety equipment. Still others are caused by design defects or poor maintenance.
We know how to protect your rights under New York law.
New York Labor Law 240 is commonly known as the “Scaffold Law,” but it applies to elevator shafts, too. When construction workers are working at height, the general contractor and property owner are responsible for taking appropriate precautions to prevent them from falling (and to prevent objects from falling on them). Owners and general contractors also have a broader responsibility to make sure the entire work site is safe, and manufacturers of elevator components and safety equipment likewise have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe.
As such, if you were hurt or lost a loved one in an elevator accident, you have legal recourse against the at-fault party – if you can prove it. That’s our job. As soon as you hire Keogh Crispi to handle your case, we’ll take action to secure evidence and get to the bottom of what happened. Our legal team pores over accident reports, interviews witnesses, and hires experts to help us reconstruct the accident. Elevator accidents can often become highly technical and factually intensive, so we put in the work to make sure our case is airtight.
We spend just as much time working to understand the full effect the accident has had on your life. You may have a long-term or permanent injury. You may be unable to work for a long time or have to stop working construction entirely. The medical expenses are piling up. You’re in pain and your relationships are affected. All of those losses should be accounted for in your final recovery. We know how to fight for the full amount of compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Choose the attorney who will fight for you from start to finish.
From the moment you come to us for a free consultation, we’re visualizing the winning strategy for your case. We prepare every case for trial, and that means putting in the work to be ready to go before a judge and jury. Throughout the process, we’ll keep you informed and involved in our strategic direction – after all, you were there, and you know what happened – but we’ll also keep the insurance company at bay, handling the day-to-day while you focus on healing. We take this high-stakes approach for a simple reason: it gets results.
We do all this on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us a cent out of pocket. If we win your case, our fee is a percentage of the recovery; if we don’t win, we don’t get paid at all. You have nothing to lose from getting answers about your rights, and you don’t have to worry about whether you can afford a lawyer. Take action today. Give us a call or contact us online for a free consultation with an experienced New York elevator accident attorney.