When you are doing construction or excavation work underground or in a hole, small mistakes can lead to big problems.
Once it starts, there is little that workers can do to protect themselves in the event of a cave-in. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in this type of accident, talk to an experienced lawyer who can help you as soon as possible.
At Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald, LLP, our Wilkes-Barre cave-in accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers. As one of the largest and oldest firms in northeast Pennsylvania, we understand the challenges you face and the recovery options you have available. We have the resources and experience to make sure you get proper medical care and financial compensation after your cave-in injury.
There are a lot of precautions that contractors and workers must take when doing any type of excavation or underground work. They must make sure the area is properly secured and minimize the risk of a potential cave-in. The failure to do so can cause serious accidents. Another common problem is for safety equipment to be used properly, but malfunction.
We represent all types of workers injured in cave-in accidents, including:
- Utility workers
- Excavation workers
- Construction workers
All workers are entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation after an on-the-job injury. But if the accident that caused your injury was the result of equipment failure or the negligence of someone besides your employer or a co-worker, you may be entitled to additional compensation through an uncapped personal injury claim. We can help you explore all your recovery options and make sure you do everything possible to protect your rights.