Experienced New York City Construction Accident Attorneys Obtain Settlement in Excavation Accident Claim
The law offices of Oresky & Associates, PLLC secured a $2,500,000 settlement for the family of a 22-year-old New York City construction worker who was killed on a jobsite when a trench collapsed on him. Oresky & Associates brought a lawsuit against the property owner and the general contractor, on behalf of the estate of the deceased worker, alleging negligence in the excavation and shoring of the 14 foot trench. The firm extensively investigated the tragic accident, obtaining evidence that demonstrated that the general contractor knew that the trench was unsafe, as was warned repeatedly, including just moments before the trench collapsed, that it required additional shoring. Attorneys from the firm obtained sworn testimony from engineers indicating that they had notified the general contractor of the dangerous condition at the site and that the accident would have been avoided if the shoring had been put in place before workers entered the trench. The case was settled before it was scheduled to go to trial.
Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Successful New York Work Injury Lawyers
At Oresky & Associates, our proven personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for people in the Bronx, Queens and New York City over the past 30+ years, including many awards in construction site accident claims.
- $18,000,000 verdict for a worker hurt in a fall from a scaffold
- $7,500 ,000 for an undocumented worker injured in a jobsite fall
- $6,600,000 for a man injured in a scaffold accident
- $6,000,000 to a worker who fell from a ladder
- $6,000,000 for a construction worker hurt in a fall from a scaffold
- $5,600,000 for a construction worker hit by a falling object
- $5,000,000 for a demolition worker who was knocked off a ladder
- $4,400,000 for a construction worker who fell through an unguarded opening on an upper level at a construction site
- $4,100,000 for a construction worker who slipped and fell from a beam
- $4,000,000 for a painter injured in a building renovation
We know that a personal injury changes everything, often making even the simplest activities difficult. We’ll take the time to learn exactly what happened and how it has affected you, so that we can pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses. We’ll keep you involved and informed at all times, so that you can make good choices about how you want to proceed.
Following Safety Recommendations Would Have Saved a Life
According to structural engineers questioned by Oresky & Associates, the trench would not have collapsed if the general contractor had installed temporary wooden supports, known in the industry as “shoring.” Shoring is routinely employed in these types of excavations and evidence showed that the general contractor had been warned months earlier that the trench posed an unreasonable risk of injury without the shoring in place.
Contact Our Construction Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY
If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We handle all construction worker injury claims on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for your losses.
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