Between 1992 and 2003, 173 fatalities were attributed to work that occurred near or on elevators.
54% of those deaths involved elevator mechanics.
The injury and illness rate for elevator repairers and installers is 244 per 10,000 workers.
Leading causes of non-fatal elevator-related injuries:
- Being struck by an object
- Lifting or other overexertion
- Being caught between or in elevators and shafts or other machinery
Source: Elevator Industry Jobsite Safety
Serious on-the-job injuries plague workers in the construction industry, making it one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. Severe and often fatal injuries on construction sites frequently result from falls. Falls may be an ever-present hazard when construction involves passenger elevators or takes place in multi-storied buildings where construction elevators are regularly used.
If you’ve been hurt in a construction elevator accident, you’ll appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve chosen a strong attorney to represent your interests. Residents of Naples, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton trust knowledgeable Elevator Accident Attorney Gregg Hollander. For nearly two decades, the Hollander Law Firm has provided experienced legal services with a personal touch to South Florida accident victims. That history is evident in our record of financial recovery for clients living with serious injuries and families who have lost loved ones in construction and other accidents.
According to the elevator industry’s jobsite safety research, a study of elevator and escalator accidents spanning a 12-year period attributed 173 fatalities to work that took place on or near elevators. More than half of those deaths claimed elevator mechanics. Installers and repair people lost their lives most often due to becoming caught between elevators and shafts or machinery. Falls also were leading causes of elevator fatalities, as were strikes by objects.
The Hollander Law Firm’s experienced staff offers a full range of knowledge and resources to help Attorney Gregg Hollander build compelling legal claims for compensation. We are pleased to serve construction workers who have been hurt in elevator accidents; we also work hard to effectively represent the interests of families who have lost loved ones in elevator-related accidents.
When you are pinned by elevator machinery, survive a fall in an elevator shaft, or endure some other type of elevator-related injury, you are likely to suffer serious physical damage. Crushing injuries can harm or destroy limbs and internal organs. The impact of even a short-distance fall can cause traumatic head injuries capable of leaving you with permanent brain damage. Falls also can damage your spinal cord, which has the potential to leave you with partial or complete paralysis and the long-term health issues they can cause.
Boca Raton elevator accident lawyer Gregg Hollander founded his firm on a solid commitment to every client to provide his complete personal attention to each case he takes on. Injury victims in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Naples, and other South Florida communities know the Hollander Law Firm to be an accessible team of professionals who take seriously their dedication to protecting your rights and helping you achieve your goals.
When you’ve been seriously hurt, the Hollander Law Firm offers you a free, confidential consultation to discuss you injuries and your options. We help those injuries in all types of accidents. A few examples:
- Construction accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Slip and fall accidents
Contact the Hollander Law Firm and you’ll soon see that viewing each case as personal makes a true difference. Based in the Boca Raton area, aggressive elevator accident lawyer Gregg Hollander is here to help you.