Escalator & Elevator Accident Lawyers in Boston
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Elevators and escalators are integrated into our everyday lives. Billions of people take the escalator and elevator for work, school, or leisure travel each year. Most of the time, use of them go without incidents. But as uncommon as injuries and deaths are, elevators and escalators pose real serious threats to the general public who uses them and to workers who have the tasks of installing, maintaining, and fixing them.
The elevator and escalator accident attorneys at Mitcheson & Lee LLP in Boston act quickly to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Escalator and elevator cases can be extremely complex to litigate, sometimes involving issues of whether the property owner was aware of the dangerous hazards on his or her property, who the liable parties are, and insurance disputes. Our experienced attorneys know where to look for evidence to support your claim. We carefully assess the damages in order to fight for maximum recovery.
Contact Mitcheson & Lee LLP today to arrange your free consultation.
Elevator & Escalator Accident Statistics
According to a research report conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as much as 31 deaths and 17,000 injured persons every year involve elevators and escalators. Elevators make up the majority of these incidents, accounting for about 90% of the deaths and 60% of the injuries. Maintenance workers are most susceptible to harm because of the increased risk of falling into the elevator shaft or getting stuck between moving parts.
Common causes for harm by escalators and elevators may include, but are not limited to:
- Inadequate training provided to maintenance crews
- Inadequate inspections and maintenance of elevators and escalators
- Entrapment hazards on escalators
- Lack of fall protections like guardrails, scaffoldings, and warning signage
- Electrical circuits left on during construction
- Sudden stops or reversal of direction on escalators
- Improper wiring of escalators and elevators
Contact Aggressive Injury Lawyers in Boston Today
At Mitcheson & Lee LLP, our knowledgeable escalator and elevator accident attorneys in Boston are ready to fight for your rights. We care about your health and safety. The goal at our firm is to obtain justice and maximum compensation for our clients and their loved ones.
If you or someone you know was injured due to an escalator or elevator, contact us today at (617) 934-3207 to schedule a complimentary consultation.