A construction site is full of potential dangers that could cause catastrophic accidents. One of the many dangers that construction workers face is a trench accident. The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration defines a trench as an excavation that is deeper than it is wide. When workers enter a trench, they expect it to be secure so that there is no danger of a potential cave-in.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we fully believe that workers should be able to work on a construction site with a trench without worrying about their safety. Our New York City trench accident attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals who have been hurt in trench accidents seek compensation for the damages they have sustained.
Trench accidents can include the following:
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Every year, there are dozens of individuals throughout the United States who lose their lives in trench accidents. Hundreds more sustain serious injuries. In New York City, the number of trench accidents is alarming. Some of the most common causes of trench accidents include lack of supervision and failure to follow safety protocols.
New York City is a booming area for construction with many new buildings being developed. With many open trenches throughout the city, there is a high risk for harm. Perhaps the machinery or equipment is too close to the slope of the trench, causing a cave-in. Or someone may fall in the trench because there was nothing preventing it from happening. These are negligent matters and supervisors, contractors, and more may be held accountable.
Our firm believes that if anyone acts in a negligent manner and someone else is harmed as a result, the victim should be able to take the action necessary to hold the responsible party financially accountable. Trench accidents can lead to serious injury or even death. The injured party or the family of a decedent may file a claim that could help cover various costs related to the accident such as medical expenses, lost wages, or funeral expenses.
If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a trench accident, rely on our New York City trench accident lawyers to help you. We have been representing injured construction workers for 30+ years and we know what it takes to help them win. In fact, we have helped recover more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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