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Bronx Excavation Accident Lawyer

Bronx Excavation Accident LawyerConstruction 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.

Contact our law firm at (718) 993-9999 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced excavation accident lawyers in the Bronx, New York.

How Our Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Injured in an Excavation Accident

How Our Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Injured in an Excavation AccidentMany 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.

Top legal organizations have recognized our lawyers and law firm, including:

  • The New York Law Journal
  • Super Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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.

When you hire our top-rated Bronx personal injury lawyers, we will:

  • Independently investigate the cause of the excavation accident to gather evidence and identify liable parties
  • Monitor investigations by OSHA and other government agencies
  • Verify insurance coverage and file insurance claims
  • Work with the top experts in the construction industry to gather additional evidence
  • Meticulously document your damages to calculate how much your case is worth
  • Aggressively pursue settlement offers for the total amount of your damages
  • Prepare and file a lawsuit and take the case to court, if necessary

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.

What Causes Excavation Accidents in the Bronx, NY?

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:

  • Worker falls because of unguarded trenches
  • Collapses and cave-ins
  • Excavator tip-over accidents
  • Flooding from water line breaks and rain, which can result in drowning and electrocution
  • Objects and debris falling into the excavation site or trench
  • Injuries caused by exposed underground wiring
  • Exposure to dangerous substances and toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Defectively designed excavation plans
  • Lack of safety training
  • Inadequate and missing safety systems

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.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC Handles All Types of Excavation Accident Injuries

Excavation and trenching accidents can cause traumatic injuries.

Common injuries sustained in excavation accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Electrocution
  • Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
  • Chest injury
  • Toxic exposure
  • Crush-related injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Loss of limbs and amputations

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.

Who Is Liable for Damages Caused by a Bronx Excavation Accident?

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:

  • The property owner
  • A general contractor
  • The manufacturer of defective tools and equipment
  • Subcontractors
  • A company responsible for hiring a negligent excavator operator
  • Surveyors
  • The company that controls the job site

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.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Bronx Excavation Accident Lawyers

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.

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