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Rochester, NY Trench Collapse Injury Lawyer

Have you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a trench collapse while working at a construction site? You have the right to take action and seek compensation for your injuries. At Kammholz Law, we have decades of experience supporting injured workers and pursuing compensation for construction site injuries. We bring our core values of integrity, creativity, personal service and excellence to these construction accident cases.

Representing Victims of Excavation Cave-ins and Trench Collapses

The construction industry may be dangerous, but there are well-established New York State regulations, safety procedures and trusted safety equipment that must be used to prevent injuries from trench collapse and other accidents. Excavation for sewer lines, power lines and more should always involve the use of proper safety measures. Unfortunately, haste often forces these measures to the sidelines. We carefully investigate these accidents to find out what safety measures may have been ignored and why and use this information to build the strongest case.

The Importance of a Thorough Investigation

In addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits, you may ALSO pursue a “third-party” personal injury claim against an entity other than your employer to obtain maximum compensation. These “third-party” claims are not against your employer, but against another entity such as the general contractor, the owner of the building/property or another party that may have been responsible for the accident.

At Kammholz Law, we have experience handling construction and trench collapse accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of negligence at a construction project, you can be confident that we know the steps to take to get you compensation and are knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to help people just like you.

Statute of Limitations on a Trench Collapse Accident Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on who the negligent party is. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as a trench collapse accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.

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