California Trench Accident Attorney
Last Updated: 02-01-2017
Trenches, even ones that are no more than chest deep, pose a high risk of injury and fatality to construction workers if the proper safety measures are not in place to guard against cave-ins and other catastrophic incidents. Unfortunately, not all construction sites are tightly regulated, and trench accidents cause too many injuries and fatalities each year.
At Wilshire Law Firm, our legal team is comprised of professionals who are patient and kind when working with clients, yet aggressive and tenacious when fighting for our clients. Throughout the years of our practice, we have recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. We understand just how devastating trench accidents can be, which is why we will go the extra mile to help you achieve an optimal case outcome.
If you would like to discuss the specifics of your construction accident case with one of our dedicated lawyers, please call us today at (800) 522-7274. We offer free, comprehensive, no obligation consultations.
What Causes Trench Accidents?
Trench accidents fall into several categories:
- Collapse/Cave-in – Improper shoring can cause a trench to collapse, leaving workers in the trench buried and crushed.
- Fall – Workers can accidentally step and fall into an unguarded trench. They can also sustain an injury if they are standing on the lip of an improperly shored trench that gives way.
- Heavy machinery falling into/collapsing trench – When heavy machinery strays too close to a trench, it can fall into the trench, injuring the workers within, or cause the trench to collapse with its sheer weight.
Injuries that result from trench accidents are often serious in nature. They include traumatic brain injury, bone fractures, nerve damage, amputation, disfigurement, and even death.
Protecting Your Interests
As an injured worker, not only do you have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits, but you also may pursue a civil jury trial if a third party was involved in your accident. In either case, do not rely on contractors, employers, and insurance companies to give you a fair deal. It is their intent to reduce their costs and increase their profits. They are not on your side. You will likely have to fight if you want to get full and fair compensation for your losses.
Our Attorneys Have “The Right Stuff”
Our past successes in countless civil settlements and jury trials allow us to litigate personal injury cases at no expense or risk to you, our client. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us a cent unless we win. If we decide to take on your case, it means we are confident about our chances of success. While we work on your case, you can rest and focus on your health and your family. Contact Wilshire Law Firm today to learn more about how we can help you obtain maximum recovery.