Because of the large machinery involved in excavation, this type of work can be very dangerous. When the proper safety protocols are not followed, serious injuries can result. Excavation accidents occur far too often in the state of New Jersey. The lives of innocent workers are sometimes destroyed because the proper safety procedures were not followed during excavation projects. If you or someone you know has been injured during an excavation accident, contact our New Jersey workplace accident attorneys. Our personal injury attorneys represent individuals who have been hurt during an excavation accident in all New Jersey counties and cities including the counties of Monmouth and Essex counties as well as the cities of Newark and Freehold.
When an excavation accident occurs, various parties may have some responsibility for the harm caused. The landowner of the premises has a duty to makes sure that the premises in which the excavation is taking place is in a safe condition. If the landowner fails to make sure that the land where the excavation is taking place is in a safe condition, the landowner may be liable for any injuries, which result. Additionally, any general contractor who maintains control of the premises where the excavation is taking place may be liable for any injuries, which result from his or her failure to make sure that the premises was safe for excavation.
If an excavation accident results from a failure of machinery, the manufacture or supplier of the machinery may be liable for any accidents, which occur as a result of the machinery’s failures. Excavation machinery may be considered a product under the law and therefore the manufacture or distributer may be held liable for the machine’s failures under a product liability theory. Finally, if a subcontractor is involved in the excavation project, they may be held liable for any failures in monitoring or ensuring that the project proceeded in a safe manner.
Regardless of which party bears responsibility for a worker’s injury during an excavation accident, if you or your loved one has suffered as the result of an excavation accident you should contact our personal injury law firm immediately.
As with all other personal injury and worksite accident cases, our law firm will take your excavation accident case on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay, nor owe this law firm a single dollar, unless we recover compensation on your behalf. If you or a loved one is in need of an excavation accident attorney, call our law firm or click on the chat tab. An attorney will set up a time to meet with you and discuss all of your options.