Fighting for Workers Injured in Crane Accidents
Some of the most severe construction site and industrial accidents in Illinois occur when cranes collapse, tip, malfunction or are improperly operated. Scissor lifts, boom lifts and cherry pickers create many of the same risks as they are often used to lift workers and heavy objects 60 to 70 feet above ground.
A workers’ compensation claim may be one source of financial benefits after an injury or an on-the-job fatality. However, you should also contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can determine whether a third party other than your employer should be held financially accountable for what happened to you or your loved one. The Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid handles both workers’ compensation and third-party liability claims after construction accidents.
Our attorneys have decades of experience representing people injured in construction accidents. Call 630-848-9294 or contact us online for a free consultation after a crane or scissor lift accident. We serve injured workers in Naperville and throughout the western suburbs.
Taking Action for Victims of Catastrophic On-the-Job Injuries
Crane and scissor lift accident victims often suffer work-ending and life-changing harm, including:
- Brain injuries
- Disabling back injuries
- Crush injuries
- Multiple fractures
The tremendous, potentially lifelong medical and personal care needs of victims make it essential to work with attorneys who have the resources to accurately project these costs and target a recovery that will make a meaningful difference for you.
Thorough Investigation of Falls, Equipment Collapses and Impact Accidents
Working with engineers, industrial safety experts and others as needed, our construction attorneys are well-prepared to conduct a detailed investigation of your crane accident or other industrial accident. We will consider possible factors ranging from equipment defects and maintenance issues to operator error and improper training, all of which can cause or contribute to:
- Worker falls from cranes, scissor lifts and other industrial equipment
- Crane collapses and tip-overs due to overloads, equipment failure, high winds or other causes
- Impact from debris that falls from the platform or bucket to the work surface below
- Electrocution or serious electrical injuries from equipment contact with overhead power lines
Benefit From Decades of Legal Experience at Our Firm
Our crane accident lawyers are dedicated to providing sound counsel and representation for injured workers and their families. We serve many people in the Chicago metro area and across Illinois.