Excavation is an important part of many construction projects. Before pipes can be placed in the ground, trenches must be dug. There is a right way and a wrong way to dig a trench. Unfortunately, in too many cases, construction companies are more concerned about shoring up their bottom line than shoring up trenches.
When a trench is not dug properly or has inadequate support, the trench could cave in. When a trench collapses, any workers in the trench are at risk of severe injuries and even death. Trench collapses are horrifying events. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries in a trench collapse, or if you lost someone you love in a trench collapse, it is critical that you hire an experienced lawyer.
The Albany attorneys of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C. fight for injured workers across Upstate New York. We have a record of success taking action on behalf of people who have been injured in the workplace. We will explore all avenues of compensation.
Trenches can collapse from many different circumstances, including:
- Improper shoring
- Vibration from nearby vehicles can cause the trench to loosen and collapse
- Using improper or inadequate equipment to reinforce the trench
Numerous state and federal laws govern excavation and digging. Our law firm understands what to look for in trench collapses. In certain circumstances, New York Labor Law 240 may apply to your accident. This law offers powerful protections to workers.
Our law firm understands what to look for in these and other construction accidents. We will build a strong case with the goal of helping you recover full compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Contact the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C.
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Contact our Albany trench collapse lawyers to schedule your free initial consultation. If we accept your case, you will not pay any fees or expenses unless we help you get compensated for your injuries.