Caught Between Objects Accident Attorney
If you were hurt on a construction site, a lawyer can help.
Construction sites can be dangerous places, and one of the most serious dangers is the threat of being caught in between hazards. Construction companies are responsible for keeping workers safe from these hazards, and when they don’t meet that responsibility, lives can be permanently changed. An experienced construction accident attorney can help.
Keogh Crispi, P.C. has a strong track record of results representing injured New York construction workers, including $5 million for a worker who was injured when a heavy wall section tipped over. If you were hurt on a construction site, contact us today to start building your case.
We can get to the bottom of your caught-between accident.
More or less by definition, any construction site is home to numerous large objects, including building materials, scaffolds and machinery. Some of the ways caught-between accidents can occur include:
- Machinery accidents: workers’ clothes or body parts can be pulled into machinery, or a piece of machinery can tip over and trap a worker between itself and the ground or another object.
- Excavation: when the walls of a trench are not properly supported, it might cave in, trapping workers within the debris and rubble.
- Building collapses: walls need to be properly braced and jacks need to be secured on a firm foundation to avoid collapses.
- Scaffolds: if not properly braced or maintained, scaffolding can fall down or tip over and trap workers in the process.
- Elevator accidents: workers can be caught between elevator doors or trapped inside a shaft between an elevator and a wall, floor, ceiling or another object.
In short, caught-between accidents are almost always the result of negligence: failure to take appropriate safety precautions, failure to communicate, or failure to properly maintain equipment. New York law takes a dim view of employers who put profits ahead of workers’ safety, and we fight hard to hold them accountable.
Our job is to hold the responsible party accountable.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a caught-between accident, we want to hear your story. We’ll listen to your account of what happened and, if you decide to hire us, launch a full investigation. Depending on the circumstances, the liable party could be a:
- Property owner
- General contractor
- Engineer or architect
- Equipment manufacturer
Caught-between accidents often happen quickly in the already noisy and chaotic environment of a construction site. Witness accounts may vary, and of course, every potentially negligent party is going to point the finger at someone else to protect their own liability. We have extensive experience cross-referencing witnesses’ stories, poring over accident reports, reviewing physical evidence, and hiring experts to help us reconstruct what happened and prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injury.
We will fight for the full compensation you deserve.
Caught-between accidents are among OSHA’s “Fatal Four” types of construction accidents for good reason. The injuries they cause – head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lost limbs, and so on – can be lethal, and workers who survive may be left disabled or disfigured. You may have extensive medical bills and be out of work for a long time, or permanently. Your relationships and family are affected, too. We know how to build a case for the full compensation you need for all these losses.
Our legal team prepares every case we handle for trial because that’s how we get big results for injured construction workers. We put in the time and effort to build a case that we know a jury will find compelling, and we will prepare you for each stage in the process. This is how we get the insurance company to pay up: they know our reputation, they know our track record, and they can see that we’re prepared to hold them accountable. If they don’t pay, we will take them to court.
Again, evidence is critical in caught-between cases, so you need to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. The consultation is free, and if you choose to hire us, we work on a contingency fee, meaning you don’t pay us a cent unless and until we win your case. Take your first step toward rebuilding your life. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced construction accident attorney.