Platforms, raised horizontal flat surfaces or structures, are often found at construction sites. Just like any elevated surface, platforms can pose as a threat and can cause serious injury or even death. When platforms are left unguarded, the results can be tragic. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or a wrongful death as the result of an unguarded platform, the Cambridge-based personal injury firm of Altman & Altman LLP can get you started on a claim for financial compensation today.
Usually, 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, other head injuries, spinal cord injury, paralysis, permanent disfigurement, and crushed or broken bones.
These incidents can be traumatic for both the victim and loved ones, and can create a great deal of financial and emotional anguish. These injuries can prevent the victim from returning back to work, which can be a daunting realization for anyone who has to provide for themselves or their family – and a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman can help ease these financial burdens by aggressively pursuing a settlement or advocating for a satisfactory outcome in court.Unguarded Trenches
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 possible trench collapses. 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, and these incidents cause fatalities every year.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 and ease your worries so that you can focus on recovering.
If you have suffered an injury because of an unguarded platform or trench, 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 at Altman & Altman LLP have over five decades of experience providing our clients with unparalleled representation. We not only have a deep knowledge of the relevant laws, but we pride ourselves on outstanding client service. We will take the time to work with you to find the best legal strategy to utilize, always with your specific goals in mind.
Call a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman LLP today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns.