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Explosions & Burns

The Lawyers You Need & Deserve

Birth Injury
$12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury
$10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker
$8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error
$8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work
$3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident
$3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury
$3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death
$2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision
$2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Chicago Explosion & Burn Injury Lawyers

Helping Those Injured on Construction Sites Receive Just Compensation & Treatment

Have you or a loved one been injured due to a fire, explosion, or other construction site accident? If you have suffered serious burns and/or other injuries from an explosion, you may be entitled to compensation. At Trapp & Geller, our dedicated and professional legal team has been standing up for injured workers and their families for over 30 years. Our Chicago explosion and burn injury attorneys have helped numerous construction workers, bystanders, and their families receive just compensation after being wrongfully injured in a serious accident. We can help you and your loved ones get the compensation you need while you focus on recovery.

Call (312) 368-1444 or contact us online to learn more during a free, confidential, and no obligation case evaluation. We speak English, Spanish, and Polish.

Causes of Explosion & Burn Injuries on Construction Sites

Construction sites rely on a number of tools that have the potential to create explosions and serious burns. Additionally, construction sites incorporate or work around potentially flammable or volatile risks. All of these factors work together to create a risk that needs to be taken seriously. A backhoe may strike an unmarked gas pipeline, for example, or a welding torch may ignite gas from a leaking propane tank.

Some of the hazards that can lead to explosions or fires on a construction site include:

  • Welding sparks
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Propane tanks
  • Furnaces
  • Incomplete electrical systems
  • Powerlines

Burn injuries are incredibly damaging and require specialized medical care. Serious burns can create ongoing health issues for years to come. Scarring and disfigurement can impact a person’s emotional health and self-esteem. Plastic surgery may be required to help an injured person reclaim the life they led before the accident.

Given that the injuries from an explosion are often fatal or catastrophic, it is imperative that you secure representation who understands how to ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve.

We can help you obtain compensation for:

  • All past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages/loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other relevant expenses

Third-Party & Workers’ Compensation Claims

Our firm helps those who have been injured in explosions that may have been caused by third parties such as a subcontractor or some other party as well as those who are pursuing workers’ compensation claims. If your injury was caused by a party other than your employer, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. You may even be able to file both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party lawsuit. Please talk to an attorney to learn more about which legal options are best for you and your unique situation.

AV Preeminent® Rated Representation for Those Injured in an Explosion or Who Suffered a Burn Injury

At Trapp & Geller, our firm has the exceptional trial and investigative skills to uncover the evidence necessary to identify and hold accountable the party responsible for your injuries. For 35 years we have been providing superior personal injury representation to injured workers and all other types of accident victims. During those years of helping people, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Now, we stand ready to help you secure the compensation you need to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Call (312) 368-1444 or contact us online to book your free consultation with a lawyer today.

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
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.

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