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Trench Collapse Accidents and Injuries in Pennsylvania (Part B)

Third Parties in a Trench Collapse in Pennsylvania

There are some parties besides your employer that might be responsible for injuries you or a loved one suffered in a trench collapse in Pennsylvania.

These parties include:

  • General and prime contractors - they are required to provide a construction site that is reasonably safe and they must warn workers of any hazards or defects.
  • Property owners - whether the landowner is the legal possessor of the property during the construction project depends on how much control has been given to contractors.
  • Architects and engineers - design professionals can be held liable for injuries related to noncompliance with certain regulations.
  • Insurers - parties involved in major construction projects are usually required to carry ample liability insurance.
  • Equipment manufacturers - if defective equipment is behind a trench collapse in Pennsylvania, the manufacturer could be held liable. 

Damages your Philadelphia construction accident lawyer is able to recover from any third parties will help you to address expenses above and beyond what is included in your Workers' Compensation claim. If your loved has died as the result of a trench collapse, your Philadelphia construction accident lawyer might be able to help you file a wrongful death claim.

Protect Your Legal Rights after a Trench Collapse in Pennsylvania

There are several things you can do to preserve your legal rights after a trench collapse in Pennsylvania.

They include:

  • get medical attention;
  • tell your employer or foreman that you have been injured;
  • get names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the trench collapse in Pennsylvania; and
  • have someone take photographs of the accident site and your injuries as well as any equipment that might have contributed to the trench collapse. 

Next, you should call a Philadelphia construction accident lawyer. You might be entitled to compensation for current and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and altered quality of life.

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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