Trench Accidents

West Virginia Work Injury Attorney

Trenches can often be found on construction sites as part of the process for installing electrical conduits, sewers, footings, or for gaining access to existing structures under the ground. Trenches can collapse, however, for any number of reasons, resulting in serious injury and death for construction workers who are sometimes buried beneath tons of earth and debris. If you were injured in a trench accident, turn to our West Virginia workplace injury attorneys to file a claim for financial compensation.

Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has over 30 years of legal experience behind us fighting on behalf of the injured to recover the financial damages they need. Our impressive track-record includes having obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our injured clients. We bring this same aggressive representation to bear for every client we work with to help them move forward after suffering a serious injury.

Trench Workers Deserve Capable Representation

A trench can collapse if any of the reinforcement fails or is defective, or if backfill material is too close to the excavation site.

Construction workers face various hazards from working in trenches including:

Contractors, property owners, and other parties are obligated to provide a safe worksite for their employees to protect against such harm coming to construction workers. Trenches must be dug and supported in certain ways, and workers must be able to get out of them easily. When those in charge fail to adequately protect employees, our West Virginia work injury lawyers can hold them accountable.

Time is of the essence—call now!

A successful claim may be able to compensate you for financial losses tied to your accidents such as medical bills, emotion distress, and any lost pay from work. With Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC behind you, your employers can be held liable for your injury and you can be provided the means of covering related expenses. Don’t wait to begin your case!

Call (304) 716-4574 today to set up your consultation to review your claim!


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