Construction workers face numerous risks on the job site each day. A common cause of construction accidents is excavation and trenching. According to OSHA, trenching and excavating are among the most hazardous jobs on a construction site.
Our Bronx excavation accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC understand the dangers construction workers face. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling construction accident cases, including those involving excavation accidents. Unfortunately, excavation accidents often lead to wrongful deaths and catastrophic injuries.
Numerous parties could be liable for a worker’s injuries sustained while excavating. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our New York construction accident lawyers will determine what happened and pursue claims against all responsible parties.
Many of our multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements have been in construction cases. Our founding attorney Jacob Oresky and the team of lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC are aggressive trial litigators and fierce negotiators in the Bronx, NY.
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The personal injury attorneys in Bronx at Oresky & Associates, PLLC are committed to fighting for the rights of injured victims. Our attorneys have been fighting for fair compensation for personal injury clients for over 30 years. During that time, we have secured over $400 million in settlements and verdicts.
An excavation injury can have life-altering consequences for the worker and their family. The legal team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC has the resources necessary to fight large insurance companies and other parties to recover the compensation you deserve.
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Our lawyers take excavation accident cases on a contingency fee basis. Therefore, you do not need to worry about paying an upfront retainer fee to hire a lawyer. Instead, we receive payment for legal services when we recover money for your claim.
Call now for a free case evaluation with an experienced Bronx excavation accident attorney at Oresky & Associates, PLLC.
Excavation is any man-made trench, cavity, cut, or depression in the ground formed by moving earth. A trench is a form of excavation. It is narrow in relation to the length and made below the ground’s surface.
Unfortunately, many excavation accidents are caused by negligence, including failure to follow state and federal safety regulations.
Common causes of excavation accidents in New York include:
In the first six months of 2022, excavation and trench accidents caused 22 worker deaths. Employers can help prevent trench and excavation accidents by following OSHA excavation requirements and NYC excavation safety standards.
Excavation and trenching accidents can cause traumatic injuries.
Common injuries sustained in excavation accidents include:
Injuries caused by an excavation or trench accident can cause permanent impairments and disabilities. A worker may be entitled to workers’ compensation for their injuries. However, other parties could be liable for damages because of negligence or intentional torts.
Typically, workers cannot sue their employer for a work-related injury covered by workers’ compensation. However, there could be a third party who is responsible for causing the accident. If so, a worker could file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Potential parties who could be liable for excavation accidents include:
Our experienced Bronx construction accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your injury to determine who contributed to the cause of the excavation accident. The goal is to identify all potential sources of compensation to maximize your recovery for damages.
You are not alone. We are here to help you as you continue to recover from an excavation injury. Contact our experienced Bronx personal injury attorneys to schedule a free case review to learn about your legal options.