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Excavation & Tunnel Accidents

New York Excavation & Tunnel Accident Attorneys

Construction Accidents | Excavation or Tunnel Collapse | Trench Cave-Ins | Broken Gas Lines | Water Hazards | Electrocution

Most construction projects involve some type of excavation into the earth, whether for footings, sewers, drainage or basement areas. These tunnels or trenches can pose a wide range of hazards to construction workers, from suffocation in a collapse to drowning or electrocution. Unfortunately, far too many general contractors fail to take appropriate precautions to protect workers and bystanders. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a tunnel or trench accident, we can help.

At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP, our attorneys have more than 60 years of personal injury practice experience, representing injured people throughout New York City and Long Island. We recognize that every case if unique, and take the time to learn the details of your case, as well as what you need to move forward with your life. We know that our clients are a critical part of our success—we’ll assist you throughout the process, informing you of all developments in your case, as well as your options, so that you can make good decisions about how you want to proceed.

Contact our office by e-mail or call us in Garden City at 516-248-2234 or in Flushing-Queens at 718-539-3100 to set up an appointment. There is no cost or obligation for your first meeting.

Protecting Workers Injured in Cave-Ins or Collapses

We handle all matters related to your claim, gathering and preserving all relevant evidence, preparing and filing all required documents, and acting as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings. We’ll carefully investigate the facts and circumstances of your accident, traveling to the job site, if necessary.

We represent people who have been hurt in any type of trench, tunnel or excavation accident, taking claims caused by:

  • The collapse of a tunnel wall, ceiling or floor
  • Falling cranes, ladders, scaffolding or other construction equipment
  • Burns, suffocation or traumatic injury caused by exposure to gas from broken gas mains
  • Drowning or other injuries resulting from water flow into a tunnel or trench
  • Electrocution caused by exposure to underground electrical wires

Contact Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP

Contact us online or call us in Garden City at 516-248-2234 or in Flushing-Queens at 718-539-3100 (toll free at 888-519-3100) to arrange a free initial consultation. We will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We have offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Nassau counties, but will travel to the hospital or to your home to meet with you, if necessary.

Helping Injured People Get Maximum Compensation for Personal Injury

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