Excavations – or areas where digging occurs – are some of the most dangerous places on construction sites in New York and New Jersey. Construction workers, and even pedestrians passing by, could become a victim if an excavation caves in, or if something falls into the excavated area. That’s why there are specific safety rules about how excavation work must be performed. When responsible parties ignore those rules, serious construction accidents can happen. If you were injured in an excavation accident, the NY & NJ construction injury lawyers at the Ginarte law firm can help.
Our attorneys have successfully defended the rights of many workers and pedestrians who have been injured at dangerous excavation sites in the New York and New Jersey metro area. If you, or a loved one, have suffered severe physical injuries at an excavation site, contact Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez Winograd L.L.P., now. Call 1-888-GINARTE (1-888-446-2783), or use our online form for a free consultation.
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About NY & NJ Excavation Accidents
Construction workers in excavated areas have a death rate more than double that of other workers, according to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration). There are many threats related to excavations, including cave-ins, falls, falling objects, explosions, fires, and low oxygen. These hazards and others are why OSHA and state authorities have created a long list of safety rules to prevent excavation accidents. Excavations also must be inspected daily to ensure compliance.
Proper safety precautions are determined by the excavation to be performed. For example, excavations in the middle of midtown Manhattan’s soaring skyscrapers, congested traffic, and populated streets is held to a different safety standard than an excavation in an open field in rural New Jersey. State laws regulate everything, including the placement of the excavated material, the structure of trenches and bracing, safety railings to protect workers and pedestrians, access to the excavation and all materials to be used when performing excavations.
Serious excavation accidents can happen when the responsible parties don’t follow the rules.
Compensation For NY & NJ Excavation Injuries
Construction workers who get hurt in an excavation accident are likely entitled to workers’ compensation to help them pay for their medical bills and reimburse lost wages. Although these benefits are important, they are seldom enough to cover all of an injured person’s losses. Pedestrians and other bystanders cannot claim workers’ compensation for their injuries.
A third-party construction accident lawsuit can help people injured in excavation accidents recover the full compensation they deserve. Although an injured worker cannot sue the employer in most cases, it could be possible to recover damages from other responsible parties, such as a property owner, a developer, a general contractor or a subcontractor. Pedestrians, and other non-workers, who are injured in excavation accidents can seek compensation from any party that was to blame for the accident.
The New York and New Jersey construction accident attorneys at the Ginarte law firm have helped many injured people recover the compensation they derserved. We work with experts to find out what rules were broken and what caused the excavation accident. Then we prove what losses you suffered and what future costs you face. We are always prepared to take your construction accident case to court, and we can use the evidence developed in your case to get you a favorable settlement.
Find Out How Ginarte Can Help You After An Excavation Accident
Our excavation injury lawyers are ready to put our years of experience to work for you. Talk to us today to find out how we can assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve for your construction site excavation accident. For a free case evaluation, call 1-888-GINARTE (1-888-446-2783), or use our online form. You can also visit one of our convenient NY and NJ metro are offices located in: Newark, New York City, Queens, Union City, Elizabeth, Clifton, and Perth Amboy.