Attorneys Serving Those Hurt By Falling Objects
Even the most experienced, alert construction workers are at risk of being struck by falling objects, especially on busy sites with multiple crews representing multiple contractors and subcontractors.
On most construction sites, people performing various tasks are simultaneously working at ground level and well above the surface. Workers at heights may be handling and tossing heavy materials, and cranes and scissor lifts may be in use to move everything from boards and beams to heavy loads of soil and rock. A dropped load can be catastrophic.
If you have been hit by falling debris and seriously injured, you may need a knowledgeable Illinois lawyer on your side to get the compensation you deserve.
The Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid will investigate and pursue compensation on your behalf. We handle both workers’ comp and third-party liability claims. For a free consultation, call 630-848-9294 or contact us online.
Do You Have a Claim Against Someone Other Than Your Employer?
Workers’ compensation insurance is likely available to cover essential medical expenses and replace a portion of your lost wages. However, a substantially greater financial recovery may be attainable if we investigate and determine that negligence by someone other than your employer caused your injuries. Examples of this third-party negligence may include:
- Failure to barricade and post warning signs in high-risk work areas
- A crane accident resulting from an equipment defect, improper equipment maintenance or operator error
- Inadequate training and supervision of other workers
Decades of Strong Advocacy for Injured Workers
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we are determined to expose dangerous negligence and fight for the rights of Illinois construction workers who put their safety on the line every day. Applying extensive knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and other workplace safety issues, our law firm thoroughly investigates construction accidents to prove liability and get results for our clients through negotiation or at trial. We represent clients in workers’ compensation claims as well as third-party liability claims.
Serious work accident claims can be complex and aggressively contested by the responsible parties and their insurers. Your case may call for a lawyer who will be relentless in building the most compelling case possible for your injuries from a falling object.
Among our success stories, we obtained a $546,000 settlement for a man whose leg was fractured when a piece of heavy equipment fell on him at a construction site. The case involved more than 10 defendants; four parties agreed to contribute to the settlement during mediation.
Evaluate Legal Options Without Taking Any Financial Risk
Contact us today for a free consultation focused on the extent of your injuries, circumstances of your accident and your viable legal options. If we represent you, we will charge attorney fees only if we earn a settlement or verdict in your favor. Call 630-848-9294 or email the firm.