Common Accidents and Injuries
You never think that you will be the victim of an elevator or escalator accident until it happens to you. If you have been injured in an accident and you are researching these issues, you might be surprised to know that there are many different types of elevator and escalator accidents, and many common injuries that are caused by them. In this section of our website, you can learn more about common accidents and injuries.
There are many issues that elevators and escalators can face that could lead to accidents. In this section of our website, we discuss several of them. First, check out our page on common reasons for elevator malfunctions. You can learn about manufacturer malfunctions, installation issues, maintenance issues, passenger issues, and more.
Then, check out our pages on common reasons for injuries, including:
- Door entrapments
- Sudden drops
- Slippery surfaces
- Car entrapment
- Inadequate safety rails
- Defective governors
- Improper rope maintenance
- Crowd panic
- Unexpected changes in speed or direction
Also view our pages on safety tips for both elevators and escalators. You can learn about how to stay safe when entering and exiting these machines, as well as how to take care of yourself while on them. You can also learn about what to do in an emergency situation.
Another important factor that you can learn about in this section of our website are common injuries that result from escalator and elevator accidents. Start on our common types of injuries page, which outlines injuries such as head trauma, broken bones, bruises, and more. Falls are another type of injury that is oftentimes sustained in an accident. Learn about them on this page. You can also learn about what to do if you suffer an injury on this page. In this section, we also discuss some common injuries to those that are most vulnerable should an elevator or escalator accident occur. Learn how to protect your children or the elderly from injuries on these pages. You can also learn about what happens when there is a stopped elevator. What protocol should be followed to make sure that passengers are properly extracted from a stopped elevator? We discuss this here.
Finally, what happens if you are not just a passenger on an elevator or escalator, but a worker? Learn about freight elevator accidents on this page.
Facing injuries in an elevator or escalator accident can be extremely traumatic. If you would like to seek justice for your injuries, contact us. We are happy to review your situation and help you get the compensation that you deserve.