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Forklift Accidents

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 Forklift Accident Lawyers

Legal Assistance Following Serious Injuries

Forklifts are a common part of various work settings, such as factories or warehouses. Operated and maintained properly, they offer a safe means of moving substantial volumes of materials or goods from one location to another. Their functionality exists in part due to their extreme weight and small footprint.

These same factors can help cause or exacerbate a number of different types of accidents, including:

  • Tipping: Forklifts may be required to operate near loading docks or on ramps. Improperly carrying a load that is too heavy, inattentive operation, or failure to mark a hazard can result in a forklift tipping over, causing injuries to the operator or nearby workers.
  • Dropped loads: Unsecured or improperly loaded materials or goods can fall off a forklift during transport, injuring the operator or nearby workers.
  • Striking a worker: Careless forklift operation can result in a worker being struck, with the possibility of a body part (such as a foot) being run over. The weight of a forklift makes that a very serious concern.

If you or a loved one were injured in a forklift accident, you need to secure representation that is able to protect your rights and to help you effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.

At Trapp & Geller, our firm has 30 years of experience with helping people work to secure the maximum compensation for their injuries after an accident. We understand what is at stake for most accident victims. Medical bills and lost wages can quickly take a toll. In order to be able to continue toward recovering from your injuries, you need the support that compensation offers. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients over the years. We can help you build a strong case that can help you recover the compensation you need.

Third-Party Claims/Workers’ Compensation

In addition to the personal injury representation that we offer those who have been injured in forklift accidents by a third party, we also assist our clients in pursuing workers’ compensation claims.

Contact the Lawyers of Trapp & Geller

Let our skilled lawyers help you after a forklift accident on a construction site. Our attorneys will help you seek maximum compensation.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our forklift accident attorneys in Chicago, call (312) 368-1444 or contact us online.

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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