Trenches pose a risk to construction workers who enter them as well as those who work near them. It can be easy to dismiss the danger of a trench, especially less deep ones. But, even a trench that is no more than chest deep can cause serious injury or loss of life. Trench accidents fall into several categories:
- Cave-in/collapse — Improper shoring can leave a worker buried and crushed under sufficient weight to cause very serious injuries, including asphyxiation.
- Falling into a trench — Workers can fall into unguarded trenches. They can also be injured if they are standing on the lip of an improperly shored trench that gives way.
- Heavy machinery falling into/collapsing a trench — When heavy machinery comes too close to the edge of a trench, even one that is properly shored, it can cause risk of cave-in/collapse or the machinery falling in the trench and injuring workers in the trench or the operator.
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At Morgan Levine Dolan, P.C., our attorneys are skilled at maximizing the compensation our clients receive. We bring more than two decades of combined experience and a track record of success that includes having recovered more than $175 million for our clients. We will fully investigate the facts of your case, including how your injury has affected your ability to work and your personal life, and we will use that information to help us create a highly effective case for you.
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Having dedicated our careers to helping injured workers has helped us develop a lasting relationship with many members of Local Union 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 1556 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Joiners of America (UBC), 1199 SEIU, 8A-28A Metal Polishers Union, Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, and 32BJ Union.
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When you or a loved one has been injured in a trench accident, you need to know that you will receive the full compensation you deserve. Let the skilled attorneys of Morgan Levine Dolan, P.C., help you face the challenges created by your injury. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York construction accident attorneys, call 212-785-5115 or 646-480-1798 orcontact us online.
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