Excavation Cave-In Accidents

Boston Excavation Cave-In Accident Lawyers

Massachusetts Road Construction Accident Attorneys

Any time digging is required in an excavation project, there is some level of risk involved. When an accident does occur - due to collapsing walls of dirt, tools or equipment falling on workers, dangerous falls or another cause - serious injuries tend to occur: knee injuries, back injuries, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, suffocation, and others.

If you have been injured in an excavation cave-in accident, it is important to work with a construction accident attorney who understands the complexities of these types of cases. There are regulations governing the use of excavation equipment in nearly every capacity: who can operate the equipment; the distance at which other workers can be when the equipment is being used; the use of bracing or shoring to prevent excavation cave-in accidents.

Our firm will work to determine the cause of your accident and guide you in taking appropriate legal action. We are familiar with Massachusetts workers' compensation laws and how they apply to cave-in accidents. If employers fail to meet safety standards, they are held to strict liability. Whenever excavation is required beyond a certain depth, the use of shoring is required to prevent the sides of a hole from collapsing. In certain cases, if these standards were not met, the accident victim may be eligible for double compensation.

If You Need Representation in a Construction Accident
Contact Cosgrove, Eisenberg & Kiley, P.C.
Boston, MA (617) 439-7775 ● Quincy, MA (617) 934-4786

Our firm's attorneys will investigate your accident to determine if proper shoring was used to prevent a cave-in. For employees, we will assist with the workers' compensation claim. If a third party contributed to or caused the accident, we will explore additional options for seeking compensation.

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