Construction site elevator accidents can involve situations where elevator shafts create fall hazards for workers and where temporary elevators are not properly constructed, tested, or operated.
Accidents involving elevators are very fact-specific, and it is important to hire an attorney who knows the established New York laws and regulations for elevators on construction sites.
For example, failure to properly protect or cover an elevator shaft can result in a lawsuit if a worker falls.
Elevator Construction Regulations
There are specific regulations that state how temporary elevator frames, doors, and platforms are constructed and how an elevator is operated on a construction site.
When a worker is injured as a result of an elevator accident at a construction site, and there were violations in the manner in which that elevator was constructed, maintained, or operated, the injured worker can establish a claim to obtain the fair compensation he or she deserves for his or her injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call Gorayeb & Associates at 646-350-3820 for a free consultation.