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Elevator Accidents

Elevator accidents in Miami and across South Florida often occur on construction sites. Many construction sites require the use of elevators in order to allow employees to access top floors of a building project. In addition, during a construction project to renovate a building, the elevators are often part of the construction project itself. Elevator accidents in Miami and across South Florida can have devastating results, often leading to fatalities, head injuries, fractures, and other serious injuries.

If you have been injured in an elevator accident in the workplace in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, is important to carefully consider your options. This type of accident will likely cause significant medical bills, lost income, and other expenses, including home care expenses. It is important to collect fair compensation for your injuries so that you can pay these costs without facing financial distress. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has fought aggressively on behalf of personal injury victims in Miami and across South Florida for decades to make sure that victims have the information and the resources they need to recover. If you have been injured and are not sure what to do, enjoy the peace of mind of having a professional and experienced legal team behind you. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free accident consultation to discuss your case.

Causes of Elevator Accidents in Miami and Across South Florida

There many reasons why elevator-related workplace accidents in Miami and South Florida occur:

  • Mechanical failure. A very common cause of elevator accidents involves a mechanical malfunction involving the pulley system. In some cases this causes the elevator car to fall.

  • Falls due to an exposed elevator shaft. On construction sites, exposed elevator shafts are supposed to be properly marked and secured, and when this does not happen falls are a frequent result.

  • Injuries resulting from being trapped in an elevator. Victims who are trapped inside an elevator too long may experience asphyxiation as well as other injuries.

  • Incorrect leveling. This prevents the elevator from correctly aligning with the floor, leading to trip and fall accidents in Miami and across South Florida.

  • Faulty wiring. Poor wiring in elevators can lead to malfunction as well as electrocution for those using the elevator.

  • Becoming trapped or crushed between the elevator car and sidewall or shaft. This often happens when a worker climbs into the elevator shaft in order to fix a problem and someone else uses the elevator without realizing that there is someone in the elevator shaft. Correct signage and communication on the construction site can often prevent this type of injury.
What to do if You are in an Elevator-Related Construction Site Accident in Miami or South Florida

If you are involved in an elevator accident in Miami or South Florida, your first priority should be to get medical help and to report the injury to your employer. Beyond that, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or in your community. You will also want to preserve as much information and documentation about your injuries as possible so that your personal injury attorney can help you pursue your claim.

If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Miami or South Florida, you can contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team at any time to arrange for a free accident consultation to discuss your case. Your free, no obligation case evaluation allows you to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney and to get answers to the questions you may have after your accident.

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