NEW YORK ATTORNEYS WHO REPRESENT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
INJURED IN EXCAVATION AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT ACCIDENTS
EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY AND WESTCHESTER CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Our experienced construction accident lawyers in Manhattan and White Plains have successfully handled numerous personal injury cases involving construction site accidents with heavy equipment and accidents that occur during excavation including trench cave-ins. New York has several Labor Laws that allow construction workers who suffered a personal injury on a construction site to sue the general contractor and property owner. If you were hurt in an accident involving heavy equipment or while performing excavation, you can sue for personal injury, pain and suffering and disability, in addition to getting workers compensation benefits. Our New York construction accident lawyers have decades of experience in handling construction accident cases involving excavation and heavy machinery. Our attorneys have handled construction accident cases all over the State including New York City, Westchester and even upstate.
Our Manhattan construction injury lawyers and Westchester construction accident attorneys are thoroughly familiar with New York’s Labor Laws and have the industry experience to prove your case. Labor Law §241(6) requires contractors and property owners who are performing construction or excavation to comply with certain regulations. These regulations are commonly called the New York Industrial Code. The Industrial Code has extensive regulations which are intended to make sure that general contractors take their responsibilities seriously. The Industrial Code is intented to make sure that all construction and excavation site owners provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to all workers on a construction site. This means that if you were injured because a New York Industrial Code regulation was not followed, then you can sue for your pain and suffering.
The most common types of accidents which occur while working with heavy include workers being struck by excavation equipment, excavation equipment hoisting materials or other equipment and the items being hoisted fall or swing and strike a worker, and sometimes heavy equipment runs over the worker or their feet or strikes them and sometimes workers are even injured while riding on the machine. The most common cause of accidents where workers are struck by heavy machinery occurs when the machines fall over or when the operator is careless and forgets to engage the safety, and then unintentionally hits a control, which causes a bucket to swing. If New York's Industrial Code regulations are followed, then the risk of an injury on a construction site is dramatically reduced. However, our construction accident lawyers know that the employers put pressure on workers to cut corners and get the job done quicker. When construction workers are hurt because the Industrial Code was not followed or was ignored, our lawyers work tirelessly to get you the justice that you deserve.