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Excavation Accidents

Construction Excavation Accident Lawyers Serving Suffolk County L.I.

Personal Injury Excavation Accident Lawyers Serving the LI & NYC Area

The LI personal injury excavation accident lawyers at Birzon and Associates have decades of experience in handling of on-the-job personal injury claims, as well as, workers compensation accident claims, relating to excavation accidents. These accidents can happen to excavation workers who are conducting excavation work which often involves such things as digging trenches, pits and troughs, to remove concrete foundations, retaining walls, underpinning, elevator shafts, rock excavation and removal, drilled and grouted ground anchors, concrete vault removal, concrete slab removal, interior demolition, and more. Excavation is often done to install such things as the building of residential basements, swimming pools, machine rooms, parking garages, and other projects for bridges, factories, warehouses, personal residences, industrial plants, removal of industrial tanks, and excavation of land to clear and prepare construction areas to remodel or construct new buildings, construct or rebuild roadways and overpasses, and other construction projects.

Construction excavation often requires the use of heavy equipment, excavation tools and sometimes demolition explosives, which are often necessary due to Manhattans unforgiving hard rock formations. These excavation tools, equipment and explosives, if not utilized properly could cause airborne toxins and damage electric, sewer, fuel, water and telephone lines, and any other underground installations that one could reasonably expect underground in the demolition area. Excavation, heavy equipment, tools, and explosives, can also loosen building materials, debris, and workers tools, at the excavation site which can fall and become a danger to other workers, and the general public. Additionally, the shaking of buildings and structures, scaffolds, ladders, and other temporary platforms can be caused to shake further causing workers to fall and get seriously injured.

The reasons for most of these excavation accidents are due to a failure to comply with established safety measures, defective equipment, improper use of excavation equipment and other work site neglect by the excavation contractor, foremen and others in charge. Our Suffolk law firm is proud to have served seriously injured excavation workers, by bringing excavation accident cases, and workers compensation claims, on their behalf. Excavation worker related injury and wrongful death claims have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, over the years, throughout Long Island and New York State.

As you look around Long Island, one can often see excavation being done at office buildings, shopping centers, schools, places of worship, residential buildings, medical centers, hospitals, schools, industrial areas, roadways, marine structures, transit centers and infrastructure projects, and other places. Construction site excavation, often involves the use of highly lethal explosives, scaffolds, ladders, cranes, jackhammers, heavy equipment, and of course safety equipment, each which, if not utilized correctly, can provide many opportunities for excavation and other construction workers to get hurt, while working, causing serious personal injuries, and unfortunately death.

The Suffolk and Nassau County, Long Island, New York excavation industry requires contractors and workers to acquire licenses, permits, and safety training, and to adhere to certain safety rules and regulations on the excavation job site, which are designed to protect the public and workers at or near the excavation area from being hurt while performing excavation work. These laws and regulations, if not properly followed, often result in worker or pedestrian physical injury, including catastrophic brain, neck, and spinal cord injuries.

Common Causes of Excavation Area Accidents

  • Failure to properly determine location of utility installations, such as sewer, telephone, fuel, electric, water lines, and other ground installations
  • Failure to protect workers from underground installations
  • Improper access and egress from the excavation site
  • Improper or defective ramps and structural members
  • Improper use of cleats or other surface treatments to prevent tripping and slipping
  • Exposing Workers to to Falling Loads
  • Failing to Use Warning Systems for Mobile Equipment
  • Failing to Recognize Hazardous Atmospheres Due To the Excavation
  • Failure to Test the Excavation Area Atmosphere for Contaminants
  • Failing to Provide Adequate Ventilation
  • Defective Emergency Rescue Equipment
  • Failing to Control the Accumulation of Water Causing Associated Hazards
  • Failure to Properly Utilize Special Support or Shield Systems to Protect from Cave-Ins
  • Excavation job site safety violations
  • Failure to Monitor the Stability of Adjacent Structures

L.I. Lawyers Representing Non-Workplace and Workplace Crane Accident Victims

  • Free construction excavation accident personal injury consultations. We work on your injury case on a contingent fee basis, which means that you will only pay legal fees if we win your excavation accident case. Please give us a call today so that we could help you.
  • Our excavation accident lawyers are always available to give you updates and answer any questions that arise, regarding your accident case and services being done on your behalf by our Long Island, NY personal injury law firm.
  • Our dedicated and successful construction excavation accident lawyers specialize in all types of accident cases, resulting in serious injuries, whether or not the accident was work related.
  • Our lawyers work as a team and we work hard to finish your personal injury matter in a high quality expeditious manner to get you the financial compensation and other help that you are entitled to.
  • As you consider a Suffolk and Nassau Counties, LI, NYC, construction accident law firm, our very experienced attorneys would like to give you a free consultation to discuss the issues involved in your construction excavation accident case and how to best go about getting you the money you deserve for your serious physical injuries, or, unfortunately, wrongful death of a loved one.

Serving L.I. & NYC Accident Victims Since 1991

  • Birzon and Assocates is a very experienced & successful L.I., Personal Injury Construction Accident Law Firm.
  • We have won over Fifty (50) Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements throughout Suffolk, Nassau, and NYC.
  • We have been practicing personal injury law in Smithtown, LI, NY, for almost 30 years and we treat our clients like family and our accident cases as if they were our own.
  • Hiring an award-winning top rated law firm like Birzon and Associates, you can rest assured that you are in the good hands of people who care.
  • We are conveniently located in Smithtown, Long Island, NY, and on Lexington Ave., Manhattan, NY. Home and hospital visits can be arranged and we will come to see you.

At our Suffolk and Nassau County Excavation Accident Law Firm, we make bringing a personal injury case on your behalf very easy.

  • First you tell us what happened, and tell us what your concerns, about your Construction excavation accident or other type of excavation construction accident that occurred on Long Island or throughout NYC.
  • We then gather police reports, OSHA safety records, and other information when available, and further investigate your case and find witnesses to build a strong accident case based on extensive experience and proven strategies, supported by our investigators and expert opinions, as is necessary.
  • Our construction accident injury attorneys will fight for every penny that you are entitled to for your serious injuries that resulted from the excavation accident causing you serious physical injury.
  • As we go through every step of the construction accident or excavation accident claims process, you can count on us to treat you with respect and compassion, while keeping you updated on your personal injury matter as it progresses through the legal system, resulting in a settlement or trial.
  • Our initial consultation is absolutely free and you will not pay a penny, unless we win your construction accident case.

Our Suffolk County Excavation Accident Lawyers Will Get You the Compensation That You Deserve

When you, a family member, or someone that you care about has been seriously injured in a construction excavation accident, due to the negligence of a co-worker or another, you want justice to be served, by getting you the financial compensation that you deserve, so you can heal as much as possible from your serious personal injuries — while we also work to ensure financial security for you and your family, both now and in the future. We have Won over 50 Million Dollars for Seriously Injured Long Island Personal Injury Construction Accident Victims. At Birzon and Associates, LLC, since 1991, we have served construction accident victims in Smithtown, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, LI and throughout New York City. Our highly rated award winning construction accident law firm has helped secure some large settlements throughout NY, helping us to establish a history of success in representing our clients. It is our pledge and commitment to you that we will fight hard for you and get you the compensation that you deserve, whether through obtaining a personal injury construction accident settlement or getting you your workers compensation benefits, or both.

Investigate Your Construction Excavation Accident for Free

At Birzon and Associates, LLP, we give our clients one hundred (100%) percent of our attention, consideration, resources, and effort, throughout your case, which is how we plan on getting you all of the compensation from your construction excavation related accident that you deserve, from whatever source, when you have been injured as the result of someone else’s careless behavior and negligence. Don’t lose your opportunity to bring a personal injury accident claim due to your failure to timely act, by scheduling a free accident consultation with one of our construction accident injury attorneys, by contacting us online or by calling us at (631) 517-1822. We have offices in Smithtown, LI, and Lexington Ave., in Manhattan, NY. We also arrange Home or hospital visits when necessary. Take advantage of our “No Fee Guarantee”. All of our injury cases are taken on a contingency basis — so if we don’t win, you don’t pay a dime! That’s our guarantee to you!

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