When platforms are left unguarded, the results can be tragic. Usually the accidents that occur because of unguarded platforms involve falls from great heights. These falls can be fatal or they can result in devastating injuries like brain damage/head injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, permanent disfigurement, and crushed or broken bones.
The possibility of death or serious injury from working in an unguarded trench is real. OSHA requires that persons working in excavations five feet or deeper be protected against trench collapse. Such protection can include shoring walls or using a trench box. Unguarded trenches can bury workers under tons of rock, dirt, and equipment in a moment.
What to do if injured:
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving an unguarded platform or trench, receiving medical treatment is your number one priority. It may be difficult to fully recover from these accidents, both physically and financially. Your injuries might make it impossible to return to your normal life, and medical, nursing and psychological care, lost wages and disability can make it even harder to bounce back. That's why your next step should be speaking with a personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney will be able to tell you about the possibility of compensation and will work to help you in this difficult time.
Call the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617 492 3000 or 800 481 6199
Injuries from unguarded platforms or trenches can be horrible and debilitating. If you have suffered an injury because of an unguarded platform or trench, you should call a lawyer because you might be entitled to compensation. Contacting a lawyer with experience and a thoughtful understanding of the law is a must if you want to get the best results. The personal injury attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP's personal injury practice group have decades of experience providing our clients with top-notch representation. We have a deep knowledge of the relevant law that can only come with many years of practice. The major characteristics of our practice are outstanding representation and superior client service. Call our exceptional lawyers now at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns.