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Lift & Ladder 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 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) 368-1444 or contact us online. The consultation is free, and you are under no obligations.

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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