NYC Excavation Accidents Lawyers Helping Construction Workers Injured On The Job
Trenching and excavation jobs are some of the most dangerous in the construction industry, so it’s no wonder that so many excavation accidents and fatalities are reported each year in New York. As experienced construction accident attorneys in New York, we can tell you that the risk of being injured during an excavation job is higher than any other aspect of construction.
Construction excavation accidents most commonly occur due to the negligence of contractors, superiors, or other parties on the job site. Sometimes other objects or a failure to follow basic safety protocols is to blame. It is estimated that the cost of long-term care from an injury received during an excavation accident is extensive and sometimes continuous, which is why you need skilled representation to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured during a trenching excavation accident, you need a lawyer looking out for your best interest. If you have lost a family member in an excavation accident, a skilled New York construction accident attorney can help hold negligent parties responsible for their actions so that you can obtain some degree of compensation for your loss.
At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, our accident attorneys understand what a sensitive time this can be for your family. Our attorneys have the experience to help you navigate the legal system after such tragic events. Unlike other law firms, we have more than a century of combined experience handling construction excavation accident claims in the state of New York.
How do construction excavation accidents happen?
The risks involved with trenching and excavation jobs are manageable, and in most cases preventable, yet hundreds of workers continued to get seriously injured or die due to negligence on construction sites. Trenching and excavation jobs always involve accidents when shortcuts are taken.
Most injuries occur when the trench itself collapses, which can happen quickly and without warning. Excavation hazards include cave-ins, heavy objects falling into the trench, and malfunctioning or failing equipment. Workers can also happen upon unexpected pipes or live wires suffering electrocution or explosions.
Excavation workers can die quickly from asphyxiation, or another trauma is experienced during these accidents. Even when employees are lucky enough to escape with their lives, they often endure catastrophic and life-changing injuries that leave them paralyzed, unable to return to work, and in need of extensive medical care.
What types of damages can be recovered in a construction excavation accident case?
The types of damages that can be recovered in a construction excavation accident claim will vary from case to case. The severity of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your individual case will dictate the types of damages you may be able to pursue.
The types of damages most commonly recovered in excavation accident claims include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, physical impairment, and more. Many times damages for pain and suffering may also be awarded. A qualified New York construction accident attorney can help you pursue your claim in a straightforward manner to ensure you receive justice.
What types of injuries can I seek compensation for after a New York excavation accident?
There are many different types of injuries that can occur at a New York excavation site, which may include but are not limited to:
- Crushed and/or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Deep lacerations
- Nerve damage
New York law dictates that one may seek financial compensation for any serious accident sustained on a New York construction site caused by the negligence of someone else.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
The length of time necessary to resolve a case will depend on many factors, such as how many parties are involved and the severity of the injuries sustained. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, are charismatic negotiators that can often resolve cases in the pretrial stage.
In many cases, a fair and reasonable settlement may be agreed upon before litigation which will significantly shorten the length of time necessary to resolve a case.
Contact a NY excavation accidents law firm today
Knowing that New York construction sites present many risks, the state of New York and OSHA have implemented many trenching and excavation safety standards. Excavation hazards are plentiful and pose many inherent risks for the workers on a job site. When accidents do occur, they are typically catastrophic or fatal in nature.
The attorneys at our injury law firm, understand how traumatic these accidents can be for your family. They are always happy to evaluate a claim and apply their many years of extensive knowledge. A construction excavation accident can be mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially exhausting.
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, offers personal attention and professional representation to help you get the financial compensation that you deserve. You can call the toll free number at (877)675-4529 to set up your initial consultation, or you can fill out our consultation request form and we will get in touch with you shortly. You do have rights, and our attorneys are here to look out for your best interest every step of the way.