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Trench Accidents

The Lawyers You Need & Deserve

Birth Injury
$12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury
$10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker
$8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error
$8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work
$3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident
$3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury
$3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death
$2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision
$2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Chicago Trench Accident Attorneys

Excavations are a common part of almost all construction sites. From trenches to foundation walls, there are many times when workers will need to work near or in an excavation. The fact that excavation work is so common can cause people to fail to consistently recognize the danger that a trench represents.

Trench Collapse

A trench collapse can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries almost immediately. If a worker is inside of the trench when it collapses he or she may be crushed or asphyxiated by the time he or she is removed from the collapsed trench. Trench collapses can happen for a number of reasons, including:

  • Failing to buttress
  • Piling dirt near edge of trench
  • Trenching on improper grade

Falling Into a Trench

In addition to the risk of collapses trenches pose a hazard for workers who may fall into them. Failing to install guardrails or operating heavy machinery too close to the edge of a trench can result in workers falling into a trench and possibly collapsing it onto themselves.

The injuries which can be suffered from a trench accident are serious. Recovery may be lengthy and require extensive medical care and time off from work. You deserve to be compensated for your losses.

AV Preeminent* Rated Representation for Those Injured in a Trench Accident

At Trapp & Geller, we have been helping people secure the compensation they need after accidents for 30 years. We understand personal injury law and how to win for our clients in negotiations and at trial. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and we can help you secure the full compensation you need for you recovery.

Third-Party Claims/ Workers’ Compensation

We help those who have been injured in trench accidents which may have been caused by third parties such as a subcontractor or other party, as well as helping those who are pursuing workers’ compensation claims.

Contact the Chicago Trench Collapse Accident Lawyers of Trapp & Geller

After a trench accident, seek legal counsel immediately. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago trench accident attorneys, call (312) 368-1444 or contact us online.

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
More than 25 Years of Experience

Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

Customized Legal Strategies

Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

Responsive & Informative

Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

Over $400 Million Recovered

The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

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