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From the block-wide excavations needed to put in a foundation for a new building to the miles of trenches needed to lay pipe and electrical wires, New York City is filled on a daily basis with construction sites involving excavation work. However, excavation, any man-made cut, cavity, is one of the most hazardous of any construction operation.
The hazards involved with excavation can only be avoided with the attention of expert engineers. The primary danger in any excavation is that it may collapse, burying workers. Since a cubic yard of soil weighs about one ton (2,000 pounds), the danger to workers in the vicinity of an excavation or trench in the event of a collapse is immediate and brutal.
If you have suffered an injury due to an excavation accident, call the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC. We have recovered more than $500 million for our clients in verdicts and settlements, and we will fight relentlessly to get you the amount that you deserve as some of the best excavation accidents attorneys NYC has to offer.
What type of lawsuit is filed with excavation accidents?
If you were injured in an excavation accident in New York, you will need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the parties who were negligent in providing for your safety. The top-rated personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will conduct a thorough review of all of the facts of your case and help you navigate the complex legal system. All you will need to do is focus on your recovery, while we prepare your case and get you the compensation that you deserve.
What causes excavation accidents on a construction site?
When excavation accidents happen, it is most often because the OSHA standards for safety were not properly followed. In other words, excavation accidents happen because of someone’s negligence.
Most excavation injuries occur when the excavation itself collapses, which can happen quickly and without warning. Additional excavation hazards include dangers from:
- Traffic crashes
- Construction machinery overturns
- Lifting mishaps
- Heat stroke
- Tripping and falling
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA )has some strict standards and guidelines that should be followed on every construction site when excavation is part of the project. Trenches need to be properly designed and shored, based on tabulated data and approved by a professional engineer for safety. Employers are also required to have excavations inspected daily and any time that conditions change, such as heavy rainfall, and the inspectors are expected to be properly trained and able to observe and predict any hazards connected with the excavation.
When the owners, developers and general contractors don’t follow these safety regulations, it is the injured worker who pays the price. Select results from recent construction accident cases:
- $5,500,000 verdict awarded construction worker who was injured when a wood bracing collapsed while exiting a ditch resulting in spinal injuries.
- $2,350,000 awarded to a construction laborer that sustained serious injuries when he fell into an unprotected hole at a jobsite.
- $2,000,000 awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a trench collapsed.
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Can I file a personal injury claim if I’m also collecting workers’ compensation benefits?
Yes you can. When an excavation accident happens because of someone’s negligence, a lawsuit is the best way for you to receive compensation for all of your losses and pain. This is why the top-rated team at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff works so hard as soon as you call them. Their investigators and excavation accident lawyers will find out all of the negligent parties, and use the legal system for your benefit.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
Every claim is different, and we cannot always predict the amount of time that it will take to resolve. At our office, every claim is treated in a unique fashion and given all of the attention that is necessary to achieve an excellent outcome as quickly as possible.
We believe in fully preparing each case for trial, and this makes us negotiators with an edge in our dealings with insurance companies. 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 us for help with your excavation accident claim
Our experienced NYC excavation accident attorneys will listen carefully to your story and thoroughly investigate your accident. Winning compensatory damages will not take away the pain you have suffered, but it may help you and your family to get through this difficult time. We will fight to help you recover the full amount of financial compensation that you deserve.
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