Chicago Trench Accident Attorneys
Excavations are a common part of almost all construction sites. From trenches to foundation walls, there are many times when workers will need to work near or in an excavation. The fact that excavation work is so common can cause people to fail to consistently recognize the danger that a trench represents.
A trench collapse can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries almost immediately. If a worker is inside of the trench when it collapses he or she may be crushed or asphyxiated by the time he or she is removed from the collapsed trench. Trench collapses can happen for a number of reasons, including:
- Failing to buttress
- Piling dirt near edge of trench
- Trenching on improper grade
Falling Into a Trench
In addition to the risk of collapses trenches pose a hazard for workers who may fall into them. Failing to install guardrails or operating heavy machinery too close to the edge of a trench can result in workers falling into a trench and possibly collapsing it onto themselves.
The injuries which can be suffered from a trench accident are serious. Recovery may be lengthy and require extensive medical care and time off from work. You deserve to be compensated for your losses.
AV Preeminent* Rated Representation for Those Injured in a Trench Accident
At Trapp & Geller, we have been helping people secure the compensation they need after accidents for 30 years. We understand personal injury law and how to win for our clients in negotiations and at trial. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and we can help you secure the full compensation you need for you recovery.
Third-Party Claims/ Workers' Compensation
We help those who have been injured in trench accidents which may have been caused by third parties such as a subcontractor or other party, as well as helping those who are pursuing workers’ compensation claims.
Contact the Chicago Trench Collapse Accident Lawyers of Trapp & Geller
More than 25 Years of Experience
Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.
Customized Legal Strategies
Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.
Responsive & Informative
Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.
Over $400 Million Recovered
The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.