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Pennsylvania Trench Collapse Injuries


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2/5/2011
Daniel J. O'Brien
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A trench collapse in Pennsylvania can be a devastating construction accident, and can lead to a number of injuries. In many cases, your injuries may keep you from returning to work for an extended period of time, perhaps permanently.

Some of the severe injuries associated with a trench collapse include:
 

  • Traumatic brain injury - if you suffer a blow to the head, you could be diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. Depending on the severity of your injury, you could struggle with memory loss, suffer visual disturbances or face chronic pain and have difficulty reading and writing.
  • Spinal cord trauma - if a trench collapse causes you to fall, you could injure your spinal cord. If you have a complete spinal cord injury, you could become paralyzed below the level where the injury occurred. If your injury is incomplete, you will have some mobility below the affected area.
  • Asphyxia - when a trench caves in, you could suffocate as your oxygen is depleted. This could lead to brain damage or death. 


Medical treatment for injuries related to a trench collapse in Pennsylvania can be quite costly. Although you may be entitled to receive Workers' Compensation, you should speak with a Philadelphia construction accident lawyer. Your lawyer might be able to help you seek compensation from other parties, such as contractors, who might have contributed to your injuries. You might be entitled to damages for current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings. 

Help After a Trench Collapse in Pennsylvania

If you have been severely injured in a trench collapse in Pennsylvania, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia construction accident lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.



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