Chicago Construction Site Accident Attorney
Selected as “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago” by Super Lawyers
As a construction worker, you’re entitled to a safe workplace under federal law. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a construction accident, talk with the lawyers at Trapp & Geller. We specialize in helping injury victims and their loved ones. We have a proven track record of helping construction workers and their families get the compensation they deserve after an accident.
Construction site accidents can be complex, and after an incident many employers and property owners will move quickly to build a legal defense against you. Our team has 30 years of experience and provides aggressive representation.
We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
Contact Our Chicago Construction Site Lawyers
Trapp & Geller is the construction site law firm in Chicago. Talk with our team and we can help to secure the compensation you deserve.
We don’t get paid unless you get paid.
Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced construction site accident attorney. We offer free consultations.
Common Types of Construction Site Accidents
Although fall accident make up over 20% of reported construction site violations, year-after-year it remains the number one cause of worker fatalities (38.8%).
Trapp & Geller’s Construction site accident lawyers have worked in cases involving:
- Falls from heights (ladder, scaffold, trench, skylight, etc.)
- Lift and ladder accidents
- Scaffold collapses
- Trench collapses
- Construction site explosions & Burns
- Electrical injuries
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
Is Your Employer Liable for Your Construction Injury?
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) your employer is responsible for providing a safe workplace. Unfortunately, many times contractors and subcontractors perform unsafe work activities to get jobs done quickly and as cheap as possible. As a result, over 10,000 workers are injured or killed daily. Our Chicago construction site accident attorneys can help you pursue all available sources of compensation, including workers’ compensation law and third-party personal injury claims.
Questions to ask if you’ve been injured in a construction site accident
- Could this injury have been prevented?
- Was my accident due to negligent behavior or faulty equipment?
- Was my work site OHSA compliant? (see OHSA Employer Responsibilities)
- Who is responsible for my medical bills?
- What future expenses might I encounter?
- Will disability be able to cover my expenses alone?