Can an Elevator Fall Down?
Yes, an elevator can malfunction and fall a few feet down the elevator shaft. There are many safeguards in place, to where an elevator may not fall down a long way, but it can fall enough that you are injured being inside of the cab when it malfunctions. The elevators of a building need to be constantly reviewed, repaired and maintained by the elevator technician assigned to do that work.
If the elevators are not well-maintained, they can become hazardous and prone to accidents, including:
- Structural failures
- Electric shock
- Entanglement hazards
- Contact with objects in the elevator shaft
- Contact with ceilings or overhead wires
- Falls from elevated levels
In the event that you are an elevator technician and you are injured in an ill-maintained elevator, you need to call us at the DTLA Law Group right now. We can discuss your case with you, and talk to you about the next steps to your full recovery on the merits of your case.
Are Elevators Dangerous?
Yes, an elevator can be very dangerous, and it may be out of working order when the elevator technician goes to repair the elevator. The elevators need to be maintained properly by the elevator technician, as well as the building owner and building operators. For example, the building owners, operators and maintenance department of the building need to continue to maintain the integrity of the elevators even when the elevator technician is not on site repairing the elevators.
The elevator technician is in the building to repair the elevators, that is true. But the building owners and operators may have created a dangerous situation for the elevator technician to make the repairs to the elevators. The building owners and operators know what should be done to preserve the integrity of the elevators, to keep them running at all times. The manual for running the elevators daily needs to be followed, to keep them in tip top working order. There are some rules and common sense that the owners, operators and maintenance department of the building need to follow, to keep the elevators safe for the riders. For example, the building owners, operators and maintenance department should never allow:
- Jumping up and down in the elevator
- Leaving water spilled on the floor in the elevator
- Propping the doors open on the elevator
- Delaying of elevator maintenance when there are breakdowns
- Carrying too heavy loads for the elevator weight capacity
- Other hazardous conditions in the elevator
When you work as an elevator technician and you are injured in a poorly maintained elevator, you are going to want to call us to discuss the situation. You can talk to us as you are recovering from your personal injuries. We are always here for you, and can talk to you today about your personal injury claims as an elevator technician.
What Happens When an Elevator Breaks Down?
When an elevator breaks down, the mechanical, electrical or structural features of the elevator stop working. This can create a hazardous condition for the passengers in the elevator. When there are elevator break downs, the building owners, operators and maintenance department of the building need to call the elevator technician to repair the elevator as soon as possible. In the meantime, the elevator should be put in an “out of use” status, to not allow anyone to use the broken elevator, until it is fixed by the elevator technician.
Other Potential Accidents – Swing Door Elevator Accidents
Swing door accidents are types of elevators that are common in small buildings, older buildings, and homes. Although swing door elevators have been around for many years, many of the same issues still remain. There is space between the swing door and the inner door of the elevator car, meaning that unsuspecting parties can become trapped between these doors if the swing door closes and latches. When the elevator button is pressed and the elevator car moves, the person is dragged with the elevator car, potentially getting pinned down. According to reports, the issue with elevator swing doors is a design issue that was been largely ignored by elevator manufacturers. Although these types of incidents typically involve children, small-framed adults can also be affected. In addition to swing door accidents, traditional elevator doors can also pose a significant risk to technicians, children, and essentially anyone who uses elevators. These doors can close abruptly on arms or legs and can even trap unsuspecting parties while the elevator cart moves, potentially resulting in devastating injuries.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a swing door or by a traditional elevator door, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the elevator manufacturer. For more information about your right to file a lawsuit, contact the experts here at DTLA Law at your earliest convenience.
Elevator Technician Injuries
Elevator technicians can be seriously injured from working on elevators in a building. The typical injuries suffered by an elevator technician include:
- Crushing injuries
- Broken bones
- Broken limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Lacerations and contusions
Working on elevators can be hazardous and dangerous work for an elevator technician. In the case that you are injured seriously from working on an elevator, you can call us as you are recovering from the accident. We are here to listen to your details, and discuss your case with you today.
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Can I Sue If I Sustain Personal Injuries as an Elevator Technician?
Yes, we can sue if you sustain personal injuries as an elevator technician. We can discuss your personal injuries claim with you no matter what the nature of your injuries are, and we can talk to you today when you call. You will want to tell our Los Angeles case lawyers about your personal situation. We will listen to your concerns, and we can file a lawsuit on your behalf for you. You need to get a full recovery compensation for your injuries, especially if you were:
- Crushed by an elevator door
- Crushed between floors
- Having to pry open doors that try to clip a foot or an arm
- Entrapped by the doors
- Hurt by faulty emergency shut off buttons
- Struck by the doors in the head
- Electrocution from touching faulty wires
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