Representation For Trench Collapse Victims
Trenches are often built on construction sites for numerous reasons, and when one collapses, it can result in grave injuries. A trench collapse or cave-in accident can be fatal or leave a worker seriously injured. Trenches also pose as significant construction site falling hazards, particularly when they are not properly secured or marked. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a trench, our construction accident attorneys at Martinez & Schill LLP can help you get the compensation you deserve. They understand how impactful a serious injury can be on a person’s life, and they work tirelessly to secure maximum compensation for our injured clients.
Trench Collapse Accidents In San Diego
Trenches are an essential part of many construction projects in the San Diego area, and they can be used safely when the right safety measures are employed. Unfortunately, many contractors risk worker safety in order to speed a job along or cut costs. When a trench is not properly fortified with a retaining wall and/or other structural reinforcements (or such reinforcements are not properly inspected), a collapse is always possible. Failing to abide by the rules set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with regard to trench safety makes for unsafe work environments and exposes employers and contractors to liability for any resulting accidents.
A trench collapse accident is often fatal, as the weight of thousands of pounds of dirt can easily crush an individual. Our attorneys are experienced in handling wrongful death cases and helping to ensure that surviving family members are financially compensated for the losses of their loved ones. In addition to covering medical expenses, a successful wrongful death lawsuit can secure compensation for lost future wages, pain and suffering of the surviving family members, and other intangible damages.
Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys In California
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a trench collapse, trench fall or any other construction accident, contact us at 619-512-5995 or 951-290-3367 to schedule your free consultation. We will meet with you to go over the circumstances of your accident and provide an honest evaluation of your case and how we should proceed. If you have questions, we will answer them. From our San Diego and Riverside offices, we work with accident victims and their families throughout Southern California.