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Knowledgeable Wall Collapse/Trench Collapse Injury Attorneys

Walls and trenches must be properly braced or shored in order for them to be sturdy and safe for people to work around. Unfortunately, excavation and shoring are often done improperly, resulting in devastating accidents and injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a wall or trench collapse on a construction site, contact our law firm.

We work with a wide network of experts who can help us recreate the incident and identify the negligent party. We will then show the judge or jury how your injury or loss has impacted you and how it will affect you and your family far into the future.

More Than 60 Years Of Experience Helping The Injured

Since 1955, Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. has fought for injured people, including union members such as masons and other construction workers who have suffered due to the negligence of another individual or company. We have represented many workers with crush injuries, back and neck injuries, fractures and brain injuries caused by trench collapses, excavation cave-ins and wall collapses. Our attorneys also have experience in wrongful death cases involving accident victims who have suffocated in trench collapse accidents.

Below are brief summaries of wall and trench collapse injury cases that we have handled for past clients:

  • $22 million combined settlement for seven masons injured when a masonry wall collapsed during construction due to high winds and the failure to properly brace the wall during construction
  • $20 million settlement for a laborer who was paralyzed when a wall collapsed
  • $14 million combined settlement for four ironworkers injured when a Chicago post office collapsed during new construction
  • $1.2 million settlement for a mason who sustained a spinal injury when a masonry wall collapsed

Find Out What We Can Do For You

If you or a family member has been injured in a wall or trench collapse in Chicago, speak with our lawyers as soon as possible. Call 312-997-5784 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.


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