Most trenches are excavated without incident. When a trench accident does occur however, the results can be very serious or fatal.
As an injured construction worker or family member of a fatal construction accident victim, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If the accident was the result of negligence by a third party or an OSHA violation, you may have a viable third-party claim that could enable you to obtain additional compensation.
Even the most straightforward construction accident can have complex factual or legal aspects. This is certainly true of many trench cave-ins, which can occur quite suddenly and for no obvious reason. You should speak with an experienced construction accident attorney concerning your case.
Contact Luber Law for a free consultation with a lawyer about a trench collapse accident.
Some trench accidents happen because construction managers failed to consider the nature of the soil in which the trench was to be dug. Others happen when untrained backhoe operators act in a careless or negligent manner.
When representing you, Luber Law will undertake a comprehensive investigation of the facts surrounding the accident. When necessary, we will call in experts in excavation operations, soil experts, safety consultants and other professionals who can support your case. Having established liability, we will make a full accounting of all losses for inclusion in your case, including medical costs, lost income and noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering. Finally, we will vigorously represent you at trial or in settlement negotiations, seeking maximum compensation for you.
For a free consultation about a trench cave-in accident, contact Luber Law. We represent clients throughout the Philadelphia area and southeast Pennsylvania.