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Brooklyn Worker Falls Down Elevator Shaft

Posted on Nov 01, 2016

shaftNew York City is full of old buildings that need maintenance. Without the hard-working people who fix the elevators, many buildings would be too tall for people to use. Who wants to climb 15 flights of stairs to get home every day? Not to mention that a lack of elevator access can put building owners in trouble with the ADA.

Elevator maintenance is a dangerous job. Workers get hurt or die every year by falling down shafts or getting trapped by elevators. The workers who take on this important task know the risks, but they also need to be justly compensated for what has happened to them.

One such incident happened in Brooklyn recently. A worker in a Brooklyn high-rise fell five stories down an elevator shaft. He was critically injured and taken to Elmhurst Hospital. The New York Department of Buildings, the organization responsible for enforcing building and construction site safety, is investigating the incident.

We don’t know the circumstances of the accident, so it is impossible to speculate as to why the worker was injured. But whenever there is any kind of construction accident, having a lawyer on your side is helpful. They will know the worker’s compensation laws and how they apply to your unique situation. They can negotiate with the worker’s compensation board and insurance companies to ensure you get the right amount of compensation for your injuries.

The attorneys at Goldstein & Bashner are ready to help you with your personal injury or construction accident cases. For over 25 years, we have been helping clients on Long Island and throughout New York City metropolitan area. Every day, around 590 people become injured on the job or receive an occupational illness in New York. Don’t be one that is unrepresented. Call us today for a free consultation, or use our contact form on the right-hand side of the page. We look forward to assisting you.

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