Last week on the blog we discussed the frequency of trench collapses. It is a sad reality that every year unsuspecting workers are injured in killed while performing their job duties. When this happens, victims and their families can be left devastated. A surviving victim might have to find a way to deal with their physical injuries while also trying to figure out how to pay for accumulated and future medical expenses. In the event of death, surviving family members may be hit with debilitating medical expenses and funeral costs, and many families may struggle to make ends meet without the income of their lost loved one.
Far too often, these work-related accidents and the tragic consequences that follow are caused by negligent employers who fail to take the precautions necessary to keep their employees safe. Though those hurt in a trench collapse may be able to recover workers’ compensation regardless of an employer’s fault, it may not always be enough to cover losses. Therefore, if negligence did play a role in the workplace accident, then the victim may want to think about taking legal action.
The legal team at Callanen, Foley & Hobika is experienced at handling cases involving unsafe working environments and employer negligence. Our attorneys diligently work to hold companies accountable for their actions, seeking to recover maximum compensation for our clients. This may mean negotiating a fair settlement or taking the matter to court. Either way, we stand by our clients’ sides throughout the process.
No law firm can guarantee any type of outcome. However, our firm can guarantee that its clients will receive the individualized attention they need and deserve. This is critical, as no two cases are alike. We also promise to inform our clients of their rights so that they can make legal decisions that are right for them. It is our hope that by living up to these promises, our clients will reach an outcome that is fair and allows them to move on with their lives.