Chicago Crane Accident Attorneys
Helping Construction Workers & Their Families Seek Just Compensation
For any construction site that achieves any height, a crane is likely to be an essential tool for raising materials and tools to the levels where work needs to be done. There are different types of cranes such as mobile cranes, tower cranes, and floating cranes that are useful in different situations. Each type of crane poses risks for both the operator and those nearby including workers and passersby.
At Trapp & Geller, our Chicago crane accident attorneys have a great deal of experience representing injured construction workers. Cranes are often the largest and most dangerous structures on a construction site. If they are not properly maintained or are built with faulty materials, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic, life-threatening, or even fatal. Our firm has the experience, technical knowledge, and experience necessary to properly investigate your accident and provide you with an honest assessment of the challenges you might face through litigation.
Common Types of Crane Accidents
There are several major types of accidents which involve cranes:
- Crane collapses: A tower crane collapsing threatens the safety of the operator and anyone nearby.
- Mobile cranes tipping over: Mobile cranes often need to operate on potentially less than stable surfaces putting them at risk of tipping over.
- Cranes dropping their loads: A variety of conditions could cause a crane to drop its load unexpectedly thereby injuring anyone below.
- Contact with power lines: The operator of a crane is at grave risk of electrocution if the crane inadvertently contacts a power line.
If you or someone you love was injured in a crane accident, securing the representation of an attorney who understands how to build a strong case against the responsible party is essential to your securing the full compensation that will be necessary for recovery.
AV Preeminent® Rated Representation for Those Injured in a Crane Accident
At Trapp & Geller, we are committed to utilizing our skill and experience in personal injury law to help those who have been injured in crane accidents. With 35 years of experience creating results for the victims of all manner of accidents, we can help you fight for the compensation and accountability you need to be able to move forward after a crane accident has left you seriously injured. We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, and we can help you, too!
Contact the Chicago Crane Accident Lawyers of Trapp & Geller Today!
Crane accident injuries are serious and can impact the rest of your life. We will help you seek the compensation that you need to recover and get the ongoing care that you need. We bill on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do. There is no risk and no cost to you so please don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced attorney for more information.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago crane accident attorneys, call (312) 900-8684 or contact us online. We speak English, Spanish, and Polish. Our team only gets paid if we secure compensation for you!
How Crane Accidents Are Caused by Negligence
Chicago is not called the Windy City for no reason. Many crane accidents occur each year due to sudden, violently changing weather conditions.
However, weather conditions are not the only reason for crane accidents. In fact, many of these accidents are the direct or indirect result of negligence. The equipment or the crane itself might be poorly designed or defective. The operator may have lacked proper supervision. Safety regulations may not have been followed.
Crane accidents can occur for several reasons, including:
- Improper or defective safety equipment
- Failure to monitor weather conditions
- Negligent supervisors
- Faulty construction
- Defective materials
- Generally unsafe working conditions
Third-Party Claims & Workers’ Compensation
It is possible that your accident might lead to a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party liability claim. It is necessary to consult with a skilled attorney who can examine your situation and explore every legal avenue possible to help you recover the full, fair compensation you are owed. While financial compensation cannot undo the pain and suffering you have been through, it can help you obtain the necessary medical treatment you need and ease the stress of lost income, physical pain, and emotional distress.
Our firm is committed to helping those who have been injured in a crane accident which may have been caused by third parties such as a subcontractor or some other party, as well as helping those who are pursuing workers’ compensation claims. If you are unsure which party or parties should be held responsible for your injuries, an attorney can help you determine options for obtaining just compensation.
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.