Elevator accidents may occur in many ways. They can present more of a hazard on construction sites, including mining and excavating sites, as they may stand within a somewhat open shaft or be newly or partially installed. Whether you are actually performing work on the elevator, were using the elevator or were simply nearby, injury may result from unexpected complications in its operation.

If you have suffered injury in any way as the result of an elevator accident, speak with our New York City construction accident attorney for the guidance you need!

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The specific circumstances involved will affect your legal options. If you were the one who installed the elevator, workers' compensation is most likely your only available avenue for damages. If a third party, such as a subcontractor who installed the elevator or maker of defective parts, had a role in what occurred, however, you may be able to bring a claim against them. If you are simply using an elevator that has already been installed, any evidence that it has not been adequately maintained can identify other sources of compensation. This can be done with the help of a New York City personal injury lawyer from our firm.

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Third Party Lawsuits vs. Workers' Compensation Claims

If you have been involved in an elevator-related accident while working on the job, you will need to figure out what factors have contributed to the cause of the incident—as this will ultimately help you to determine who is liable for providing you with compensation. Should it be discovered that the accident was caused by defective or faulty parts within the elevator, for example, you would have grounds to file a lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer. This type of claim would then be centered around the idea of product liability, as all makers are expected to produce reasonably safe products.

If the accident can be solely attributed to your own inattention or carelessness, however, you may only be able to recover benefits through workers' compensation—as you are entitled to claim this form of insurance regardless of your own level of fault. Either way, you should not hesitate to pursue compensation after suffering a work-related injured. Not only will this help you to more comfortably manage the cost of your injuries, but it will provide you with reimbursement for any earnings that you have missed out on during the time of your recovery.

Pursuing Maximum Compensation with the Help of Our Firm

As the factors involved in who would be considered legally liable for a worksite accident can be quite complex, contact a NYC construction accident attorney for advice. Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is always available to help you fight your case in NY. We encourage clients to call throughout their case as they see fit and we will keep you informed as we go after maximum compensation.

Our firm has regularly achieved awards for our clients totaling $500,000 or more and in many cases, $1,000,000 or more. We believe you deserve a top dollar settlement or award for your construction accident case, and will pursue this with vigor. Contact our firm by calling (646) 461-4009 today.