Excavation, Digging and Trench Accidents on Construction Sites

When working on a job site or a construction site in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area there are many different types of accidents and injuries that can be sustained. One of these accidents is a trench accident. A trench accident can occur in practically any enclosed space including tunnels, mines, sewers, storm drains and manholes. Trench accidents can be caused by several factors and they can also induce various types of injuries.

If you have been injured in a trench accidnet please call Philadelphia construction site accident lawyer, Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940. Ms. Truscello is a skilled Pennsylvania Trial Attorney with substantial experience handing all types of construction site accidents including trench accidents.

Types Of Trench Accidents

  • Broken Gas Lines/Gas Leaks Into Trench
  • Contact With Underground Electrical Lines
  • Falling Equipment or Machinery
  • Trench Collapse
  • Water Infiltration

Trench Accident Injuries

Many types of injuries can be experienced in a trench accident. Some are commonly seen injuries that can be sustained in any almost type of accident such as broken bones, fractures, injuries to soft tissues, joints, CNS injuries, paralysis and wrongful death. Trench accidents also induce 2 types of injuries not seen in other types of workplace accidents: Suffocation due to gas lines leaking into the trench or enclosed space and drowning due to water infiltration. Burns and electrocution is also seen in trench accidents if an underground cable is touched.

Contact a Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello

Injuries caused by trench accidents can no doubt limit your ability to lead a normal life. If you, or a loved one has been injured in a trench accident please call the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940 or contact us online. Philadelphia job site accident lawyer Deborah M. Truscello will do her best to get you the full, fair and just compensation for your injuries. She will work to determine the total current and future value of your claim by taking into consideration current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, therapy bills, prescription costs and diminished quality of life.