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Trench Cave-In & Excavation Accident Lawyers in NYC

Attorneys for Victims of Construction Injuries

Cave-ins, trench collapses, falls, and other types of accidents at excavation sites may lead to serious injuries and even death.

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Cave-In Accident Lawyers in NYC

Attorneys for Victims of Construction Injuries in the Bronx, Queens, and the Greater NYC Area

Cave-ins, trench collapses, falls, and other types of accidents at excavation sites may lead to serious injuries and even death. At Oresky & Associates, our skilled Queens and Bronx excavation accident lawyers can explore the facts of your case and come up with a legal strategy that’s best for your case. We will explain the full scope of your rights and options, making sure that you are well informed every step of the way. Our construction accident lawyers recognize that this is one of the most critical times in your life. Thus, each case is an important responsibility that we take very seriously. Our focus is on hard work and building relationships with each person who seeks our help. We make every effort to accommodate our clients, and take into consideration the difficult time that you are going through.

Recent Case Results

More Than 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
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We Fight For The Rights Of Those Injured In Construction Accidents

People often think that workers’ compensation is their only option when they have been hurt on the job, but this is not true in many cases involving construction accidents. When a person has been injured and cannot work, workers’ compensation benefits may be only one of the benefits that you are entitled to. Our excavation accident attorneys can help people in the Bronx, Queens, NYC and beyond to determine whether you are entitled to money damages above and beyond workers’ compensation by filing a law suit. It is important to note that your immigration status in the U.S. is not important for the purposes of filing an accident claim, and you may be able to bring a claim even if you are undocumented.

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I was injured in a construction accident. I fell from a 15 feet height and fractured my feet. I didn´t have any documents and I was afraid of starting a case. Oresky lawyer told me that my legal status didn´t matter and I had the rights to sue. ...

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The experience with Jacob Oresky has been a great one. Since the moment we chose them as our lawyers, they have been very professional in every way and we are very satisfied with their results. We will recommend them to everybody. Thank you.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates have been very attentive and helpful. They worry about clients, they are very friendly and I recommend them to the whole community.

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I am very happy with the work they did on my case. They were very efficient and I really recommend them to everybody for what they did. Thank you for everything.

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After my accident I was in pain and didn’t know what to do. I’m grateful to have found Jacob Oresky who helped me with my case. They fought long and hard and at the end won my case. So if you need help, call Jacob Oresky.

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The attorney Jacob Oresky prepared me personally to testify on my case. I felt well prepared and he made me feel very calm. He accompanied me on every step and every moment.

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The whole office & Jacob Oresky worked hard to win my case. From the moment I met them until the end of my case they treated me as if I was their most important client. My accident was bad but my experience with them was great. I made the rig...

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I really liked the work from the office. I appreciate what they did for me. I had quick results and I feel very happy. Thank you for everything.

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I fell from a sidewalk bridge and had bad injuries and surgeries. I was frightened about my family’s future. Jacob Oresky and his team helped me get my medical bills and lost wages paid. Jacob met personally with me and explained everything. Mr....

Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Want more information? Read our full article here.
What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
What are the chances of recovery from a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. While there is no way to reverse the damage completely, immediate treatment and medical advances can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome.
Why should I contact a spinal cord injury attorney after a spinal cord accident?
The challenges that a spinal cord victim faces are ongoing and life-changing. A skilled attorney who can fight for your rights, compensation, and continuing medical expenses is invaluable.
What Happens if the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
If the other driver was uninsured we can file an uninsured motorist claim under your vehicle’s insurance policy.  Automobile insurance policies written for New York State motorists are required to have uninsured protection.  This insurance will provide financial compensation to you, if the at fault driver does not have insurance. If you must file through your own insurer, you need a skilled law firm to help you recover the maximum money damages available.
How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Fault is determined by the way that the accident happened.  Did a driver go through a light or stop sign?  Was the driver speeding or driving unreasonably under the circumstances?  New York is a comparative fault state, meaning you can still recover some compensation for damages even if you are the mostly at-fault driver. Many times, the crash is a result of both drivers who share percentages of the fault.
What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
What Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Risks Posed by Cave-ins and Excavation Accidents

Excavation sites are inherently dangerous and require proper shoring to make sure that the opening does not collapse. Proper shoring and protection is especially important around the excavation site. If precautions are not taken, the following types of accidents may occur, among others:

  • Trench collapses;
  • Excavation cave-ins;
  • Workers being struck by pipes, steel plates, or materials lowered into the excavation;
  • Workers falling into unguarded excavations or openings; or
  • Workers being hit by loads being lowered by cranes or other equipment used on the job.
New York Accident Lawyers

Know Your Rights After A Cave-In Accident

New York’s Labor Law provides special protections to workers who are injured in construction accidents. When people are injured in violation of New York Labor Law Section 200, 240 or Section 241(6), they can win damage awards for pain and suffering, economic losses such as loss of union benefits, lost wages, medical expenses, and more. The idea behind these laws is to place responsibility for workplace safety on site owners, general contractors, contractors, and other parties in charge of construction projects, as opposed to requiring workers to be responsible for their own safety.

New York Labor Law Section 240 protects the rights of workers who are injured in falls from heights or who are struck by a falling objects that required securing. Also known as the scaffold law, Section 240 enables a worker to hold a general contractor, a project owner, a project manager, or a building owner fully accountable for his or her harm if any of these parties failed to supply protective equipment or did not ensure that workers on the site were actually using the equipment.

Under New York Labor Law Section 241(6), if a construction worker is injured due to a violation of New York’s Industrial Code, the building owner and the general contractor may also be liable. This law requires that safety equipment be provided and certain safety protocols be followed. Section 241(6) allows injured individuals at construction sites to recover compensation in addition to what they would be typically able to recover through workers’ compensation. However, liability is not absolute and may be affected by a worker’s own negligence.

NYC Construction Attorneys

Contact an Excavation Accident Lawyer in the Bronx, Queens, or Elsewhere in NYC

If you were injured in an accident involving a cave-in or an excavation, our work injury attorneys can help. At Oresky & Associates, we provide personalized and compassionate representation to each and every client. We understand that dealing with an accident is deeply stressful, and we treat our clients just as we would want to be treated in the same situation. Our firm has achieved many multi million dollar verdicts and settlements for construction accident victims, and our staff is fluent in Spanish. Our Queens and Bronx excavation accident attorneys represent injured people throughout New York City and the surrounding areas, including in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. To discuss your case in more detail, call us at 718-993-9999 or you can contact us online.

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