Fighting for Trench Collapse Accident Victims
Construction projects require excavation to pour foundations, lay water and sewer pipes, and complete other essential tasks. Just as having workers high above ground puts a heavy burden on safety measures, the greatest care and diligence are required to prevent cave-ins and protect those working in trenches.
Trench Collapses Can Be Just as Deadly as Falls
Trench collapses are more common than most people realize, accounting for serious injuries and on-the-job deaths every year throughout Illinois and nationwide. At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we have significant experience helping construction accident victims recover for their losses. We handle both workers’ compensation and third-party claims after trench accidents.
If you have been injured or lost a family member in a trench collapse, please contact us for prompt, caring attention to your needs and potential legal case. Call 630-848-9294 or send us a message online. We welcome your call from the Chicago area and all other parts of Illinois.
Were OSHA Safety Regulations Violated on Your Job Site?
In recognition of the dangers faced by construction workers, excavation workers, sewer workers and others who work in trenches, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extensive, specific regulations covering trench work. These regulations address issues such as:
- Required prejob planning to select an appropriate protection system — usually involving sloping, benching and metal bracing suited to soil conditions
- Adherence to support system manufacturers’ specifications and limitations
- Daily inspections to monitor work conditions, including trench safety risks created by rain or snow
- Other measures to minimize risks of explosion and toxic exposure
Taking Decisive Action for Injured Workers and Their Families
Many contractors and subcontractors are typically involved in trench work and other construction activities that impact workers below ground. You can turn to our attorneys for a thorough investigation and all-out effort to hold a party that cut corners on safety accountable and legally liable for your life-changing work accident.
We know that you may be dealing with catastrophic injuries or struggling to cope with a family member’s wrongful death by asphyxiation. Our law firm wants you to be able to focus on personal recovery as we consider viable paths and strategies for obtaining a sizable financial recovery.
Contact Us Now for a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation
Our trench collapse accident lawyers have handled a range of construction injury and other job injury cases, building a record of success obtaining sizable recoveries through third-party litigation. Contact us today for experienced counsel you can trust. When we represent you we will only charge a fee if we get you a settlement that you accept or win your court case. Call us now at 630- 848-9294. Or send us an email and we will get back to you.