Construction site accidents account for close to 20 percent of all work-related accidents on account of the many moving parts present at a construction site. The government work safety agency OSHA is very clear when it comes to how to protect workers from injury that it has outlined a number of regulations for just about every aspect of construction work. This means that should an accident happen at a construction site, it cannot be blamed on a fluke or brushed off as “bad luck” because over 90 percent of the time, human negligence or inaction was the proximate cause of the accident. Elevator shaft accidents are worryingly common at construction sites, and workers moving equipment, or materials may fall down shafts in a manner that may seem unexpected. OSHA now has detailed regulations on how to protect such workers from injury due to elevator shafts and this means that supervisors and foremen as well as building owners have no excuse when it comes to ensuring that individuals are protected at work. If you were injured due to falling down elevator shafts, you may be entitled to substantial compensation, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a best construction work injury attorney? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. the experienced construction site injury lawyers at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get their due compensation after being hurt by the negligent actions of individuals or large corporations. One of the differentiating factors that make McCready Law unique is that unlike most injury law firms, we are not afraid to litigate – with over 70 cases litigated, we can get you a much more substantial compensation amount compared to other firms, who usually simply rely on insurance company negotiations. In addition to our bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol), all cases are personally handled by experienced attorneys, and not paralegals. Lastly, we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UFPRONT FEES during any point in your claim as we levy these once we’ve recovered compensation on your behalf. Regardless of your current location in the country, we can help you with your claim: simply call us NOW at (773) 362-2747 to speak with one of us: the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Here are some of the most common reasons for elevator shaft accidents:
- Lack of signage warning workers about a malfunctioning elevator
- Electrical fault due to improper wiring
- Exceeding elevator load limits
- Failure to install elevator shaft guardrails and fall systems
- Failure to mark and barricade open shafts
- Overriding safety devices just to increase productivity at a site
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It is important to understand that while you may belong to a union and workers’ compensation exists for these kinds of events, it may not be wise to count on the two because these injuries, more often than not, tend to be catastrophic, requiring extensive medical attention and a long period out of work. It is because of these and other reasons why you will need the services of a construction injury attorney in order to get the compensation you are owed. Please call us NOW at (773) 362-2747 for your 100% FREE consultation on how to start claiming your money damages. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.