Chicago Ladder Accident Lawyer
Falls from lifts and ladders injure thousands of construction workers every year. The injured may face a long and painful recovery, as well as an uncertain future. This is a time when you could benefit from the advice of an experienced attorney.
At the law firm of Trapp & Geller in Chicago, Illinois, our lawyers have extensive experience representing injured construction workers and their families. If you were injured in a fall from scaffolding, a ladder, lift truck, scissor lift, elevator or aerial lift, we offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions.
Beyond Workers' Compensation
Employers often steer injured workers and their families to benefits from workers’ compensation following a serious construction accident. However, workers’ compensation benefits are limited and will not replace everything you have lost, especially if you have suffered a serious injury.
Workers’ compensation may not be your sole source of recovery. If your fall was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be able to collect additional compensation through our civil justice system. While you generally cannot sue your employer for a work-related injury, you may have the right to sue a third party if it was responsible for your injury. Examples of third parties include contractors, site owners and equipment manufacturers.
The following are examples of construction accident cases that may involve negligence of a third party:
- Falls caused by defective equipment
- Falls from unsecured ladders
- Injuries caused by ladder or lift collapse or tip-over
- Injuries caused by contact between a lift or ladder and overhead power lines
- Injuries caused by collisions between lifts and other vehicles
Our lawyers will evaluate your case and ensure you receive the maximum compensation from all sources.
Contact Our Ladder & Construction Scissor Lift Injury Lawyers
If you are injured in a bus crash or any accident involving ladder or lift, call (312) 900-8684 or contact us online. The consultation is free, and you are under no obligations.
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.