Demolition And Excavation Accident Cases

In many construction projects, before something can be built up, something else must be torn down. Consequently, demolition and excavation are major aspects of many construction projects.

There are many hazards associated with this type of work. Anytime something is demolished, even in a relatively controlled environment, construction workers and bystanders are at risk for injuries from debris or falling objects.

In excavation projects, the possibility of a trench collapse or other dangers is present as well. Further risks include the presence of hazardous materials, hidden structural damage or other problems. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a demolition or excavation accident, it is critical to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our demolition and excavation accident attorneys represent construction workers and other people who have been injured in these types of accidents. Located in Manhattan, our firm helps people throughout New York City and beyond.

Construction Site Accident Lawyers With A Wealth Of Experience

Our law firm is led by Carl Lustig and Mitchell Sassower, each of whom has more than three decades of experience representing people harmed in all types of construction accidents. We have served people who have sustained all types of disabling injuries, and we know how to prepare and present cases effectively.

The case below is an example of our work in an excavation accident.

  • $750,000 settlement for a 40-year-old laborer who was working on a sewer line installation project and was injured when an excavation collapsed on him. As a result, he suffered a left knee injury with fracture of tibial plateau and lateral condyle with tears of medial meniscus, lateral meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament, which required knee reconstruction surgery.

Go to our verdicts and settlements page to view more of our results.

Seek Immediate Legal Support For Your Claim

We offer a free initial consultation in all demolition and excavation accident claims. We take all of injury and wrongful death cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or email us to begin.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.