Trench collapses continue to cause the deaths of construction workers, despite the availability of Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules that are designed to protect workers.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, we take the safety of construction workers as a serious concern. Many of our attorneys used to work in construction while they were in college and law school. If you have been injured in a construction accident or your family member died in a trench collapse or cave-in, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options.
Almost all worker deaths and injuries resulting from trench cave-ins or collapses are avoidable. The vast majority of these accidents happened because construction companies did not take the time or effort to provide a safe job environment for workers.
The following are examples of employer negligence that can lead to deadly accidents:
Filing personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against negligent construction companies can do more than compensate the victims of trench collapses and cave-ins. It can also send a strong message to construction companies to provide a safer environment for workers.
There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To schedule a meeting, call 312-226-4236 or send us an e-mail.
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