Fall From Heights
The Lawyers You Need & Deserve
Chicago Fall From Heights Injury Lawyers
Seeking Fair & Just Compensation for Injured Construction Workers in Illinois
Construction workers are often required to perform work at great heights. Roof installation, wall work, and numerous other situations can have construction workers high above the ground as they complete their tasks. While many safety precautions are taken including the use of harnesses and other safety measures, construction workers can still suffer serious or fatal injuries from falling from heights—especially if their employer or another party managing or working on the site is negligent.
Trapp & Geller is a Chicago law firm that has fought for injured construction workers and their families since 1987. For over 30 years, our falls from heights attorneys have stood up for the rights of wrongfully injured construction workers hurt by falls. We have what it takes to determine how the accident occurred, calculate the damages you are entitled to, and fight for your right to compensation.
How Falls from Heights Occur on Construction Sites
Falls are an extremely serious hazard, especially in the construction industry where it is often one of the top—if not leading—causes of fatalities in any given year. According to a 2016 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “Globally, falls from height (FFH) are a substantial public health jeopardy and are among the important leading causes of serious and fatal injuries for construction workers…of all construction accidents, falls are the leading cause of serious injuries (48%) and fatalities (30%).”
Common scenarios that lead to workers falling and being injured include:
- Ladder work
- Scaffolding work
- Roof work
- Mezzanine work
Factors that can cause these injuries include:
- Absence of guardrails and other safety features
- Broken harnesses
- Broken ladders
- Improperly filled or covered holes
- Lack of safety measures or training
- Scaffolding collapse
- Slippery surfaces
These types of accidents can cause a wide range of serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and even death. Fall injuries tend to be very serious injuries that can require extensive—if not lifelong—medical care. Paying for those medical bills and covering lost wages often require aggressively pursuing compensation. Having the right attorney can make all of the difference.
We Handle Third-Party & Workers’ Compensation Claims
When someone is injured on a worksite, they typically must file a workers’ compensation with their employer’s insurer. This both protects the employer from liability as well as provides the injured party with a streamlined process to apply for compensation.
Unfortunately, these cases aren’t always so simple. What if a third party was responsible for your accident, such as the manufacturer of defective equipment? Or what if more than one party was at fault and you have multiple claims for compensation?
Our firm provides its exceptional representation to those who have been injured by a third party on the work site as well as those who are pursuing workers’ compensation claims. We will help you determine which party (or parties) are
AV Preeminent® Rated Representation for Those Injured in a Fall From Height
At Trapp & Geller, our firm brings three decades of experience and skill to the aid of our clients. We know the challenges that injured workers face and we work to help our clients secure the full compensation and benefits they will need to be able to move forward with their lives again. Our focus on personal injury has allowed us to develop a track record of success that includes having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients over the years.
Contact the Chicago Fall From Heights Accident Lawyers of Trapp & Geller
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on a construction site at no fault of their own, you need to seek the counsel of an attorney right away. A lawyer can help you determine whether you have a case, which parties can be held liable for damages, and how much you are rightfully owed to cover your medical bills and other expenses. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our seasoned Chicago fall injury attorneys to learn more!
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.