What is a Scissor Lift?
A scissor lift is a machine used to move personnel and equipment vertically (up and down). The lifts work by pushing hydraulic liquid from one area to another, which causes the scissor legs to be pushed apart, raising the platform. Scissor lifts can handle any application that would normally require a ladder, tower or scaffolding.
What’s the Problem?
The number of people who suffer catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths from scissor lift accidents is staggering. These accidents most often involve falls from heights of six feet or more, and typically occur in the construction industry where these types of lifts are commonly used.
Scissor Lift Injuries
- Electrocution (contact with live power lines)
- Falls from the lift
- Crushing injuries
Construction Worker Awarded $13.6 Million for Scissor Lift Injuries
A 72-year-old man and his wife sued the owners of an elevated parking system where the man was working when he suffered a catastrophic injury caused by a defective scissor lift. Plaintiff George Petrosian was performing general repair work on the parking system when the scissor lift’s work platform fell 25 feet, causing him to suffer a torn ligament in his left ankle and bilateral torn rotator cuffs. Petrosian was forced to undergo 6 surgeries and now suffers from complex regional pain syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. The lawsuit is: Petrosian v. B&A Warehousing Inc., No. 15209/12 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Kings County).
Do I Have a Scissor Lift Accident Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Scissor Lift Accident Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured in a scissor lift accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.