Excavating is one of the most dangerous jobs on a construction site, due to the heavy equipment and unstable surfaces that are involved. In these types of environments, it is even more important for proper safety regulations – such as those from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – to be followed by contractors and construction workers. When regulations are ignored, and safety is not put at a premium, it can often result in serious accidents and injuries.
At the law firm of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP, our attorneys have experience representing injured construction workers who need to recover compensation. For more than 100 years, we have acted as legal advocates for our clients and have established a strong record of results. We have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that protect construction workers in New York City.
Excavation accidents are often caused due to collapses and cave-ins that are the result of trench walls and sides that are improperly shored. Additionally, injuries can be caused when loads fall on workers, there are unguarded floor openings or holes, or when accidents happen involving bulldozers, backhoes, drilling equipment, and hydraulic excavators.
Given the nature of this work and its conditions, the injuries that result from these accidents are often catastrophic. The medical treatment and care arising out of these accidents can be extensive, as well as the expenses for lost wages and pain and suffering. In the worst cases, these injuries can be fatal.
Call us today at (866) 516-5887 or contact us by e-mail to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation. In all construction accidents and personal injury cases, you will not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation in settlement negotiations or trial.