Injuries Due To Improperly Braced Or Protected Holes And Trenches

Trenches and holes are part of nearly any construction site in New York City. It is the responsibility of the general contractor and subcontractors to ensure that all holes and trenches are properly marked and protected to ensure the safety of workers. Holes and trenches must also be properly braced to prevent them from collapsing.

Working To Ensure Construction Site Safety

Construction workers are asked to navigate a virtual minefield on the job site. Carrying materials or trying to find their way through poorly lit areas of the site can be treacherous enough without the added risk of unprotected holes.

Construction workers are also trained to look for orange marking paint on the floor or safety cones that indicate hazards. When no such warnings are provided, however, the likelihood of serious injuries increases substantially.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a construction site accident involving an unprotected or improperly braced trench or hole, you may be entitled to seek compensation beyond the benefits available under workers' compensation. A qualified construction accident attorney can thoroughly review your case and help you understand your legal options.

Respected NYC Construction Site Injury Lawyers

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we have successfully represented clients in a wide variety of construction site injury claims. Our considerable experience allows us to provide comprehensive solutions to victims in cases involving injuries due to improperly braced or protected holes and trenches.

As local leaders in construction accident cases, we understand how these accidents happen, and we understand the types of injuries that can occur. We will thoroughly investigate your case and pursue every available option in an effort to obtain the medical care and financial support you need over the short and long term.

Contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving an improperly braced or protected hole on a construction site, contact our Manhattan office to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation. We accept all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay attorney's fees unless we are successful. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or complete our contact form to get started. If you are unable to come to us, we will travel to you.

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.