Chicago Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
Premier Workers’ Compensation Firm in Chicago
Like many construction accidents, scaffolding accidents often result in serious injury or death. For obvious reasons, these workers who are asked to perform their jobs at high elevations are exposed to serious hazards. Accidents from falls are the most common cause of construction related fatalities in the United States, constituting 10% of all work related deaths. Falls from ladders and scaffolds account for approximately 40% of all fall injuries. Falls from scaffolds account for approximately 50 deaths and 4,500 injuries every year.
Leonard Law Group is passionate about representing the rights of workers in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. Our workers’ compensation attorneys share decades of experience and a reputation for excellence. Since 1995, we have recovered more than $250 million for our clients!
Leonard Law Group offers free second opinion case reviews and Spanish-speaking services. Call (312) 487-2513 to learn more about your legal options!
Common Types of Scaffolding Accidents
Most falls are preventable if proper safety precautions are taken. Accidents usually occur when employers seek to cut comers to save time and money or workers are improperly trained to use the safety equipment they are provided.
We represent individuals injured in a scaffolding collapse or fall caused by:
- Ladder accidents
- Plank slippage and support failures
- Falling debris or equipment
- Forklifts, cranes, or construction trucks
- Other motor vehicles in adjacent traffic areas
- Unsafe working conditions
- Equipment failure or improper use of safety gear
- Design defects or manufacturing flaws
- Lack of safety measures, including guardrails, fall arrest systems, safety nets and safety lines
Our Chicago team can effectively investigate the circumstances surrounding your incident, and determine who may be held liable for your injuries. You may be eligible for compensation.
Contact Leonard Law Group if you or a loved one has been injured as the result of scaffolding accident.