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Illinois Machinery Accident Lawyer

Heavy machines are common at many Illinois workplaces, from construction sites to manufacturing plants. However, these machines can be very dangerous and cause severe injury to the employees who operate them. If you are in a machinery accident while at work, you may have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim.

The Illinois machinery accident lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can help you file your claim and recover the benefits you deserve. Our attorneys will advocate tenaciously for your best interests during each stage of your claim, fighting to secure maximum compensation. Call our office today at (312) 586-1700.

Why Choose Us

  • Our attorneys have decades of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation law. We understand each aspect of the process and can guide you through each stage.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your claim, our firm is happy to help. We will maintain an open line of communication with you throughout your case.
  • Our firm strives to provide the highest level of professional service possible. We will thoroughly explore every angle of your case to achieve the best possible outcome.

Common Machinery Accident Injuries

Machinery accidents can occur for several reasons, from mechanical defects to lack of training or adequate supervision. These heavy-duty machines can cause severe harm to Illinois employees, resulting in serious injuries that require long-term care. Some of the most common machinery accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Amputation or mangled limbs
  • Deep cuts and lacerations
  • Burns, scarring, and disfigurement
  • Traumatic brain damage

Legal Options for Illinois Machinery Accident Victims

If you are in a machinery accident, you have multiple legal options available to you. The most common pathway to compensation is a workers’ comp claim. Most Illinois employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees if they sustain an injury on the job. Through this claim, you can recover benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term disability payments.

Most employees who are eligible to file a workers’ comp claim are not eligible to file a machinery accident lawsuit. However, there are certain circumstances where you may have grounds for a civil claim, including:

  • If you sustained an injury due to a defective piece of machinery, you could file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, designer, or retailer of that machine.
  • If you are not an employee, but an independent contractor, and sustained an injury due to the negligence of the employer, you could file a lawsuit against him or her. However, you will need to establish the employer’s negligence to secure compensation.
  • If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance but the law requires him or her to provide it, you could file a claim against him or her for your injuries. The employer will need to prove that his or her negligence did not cause your accident.
  • If your employer intentionally injured you, such as pushing you into a running machine, you could file a lawsuit against him or her. You will need to prove the employer’s intent to harm to secure compensation through this claim.

The option you pursue will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. Before you file your claim, speak to an attorney at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC. Your lawyer will review your case and identify your optimal path to maximum recovery.

Contact an Illinois Machinery Accident Attorney

The moments after a machinery accident can be overwhelming and disorienting. In these situations, trust the Illinois work injury attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC to help you recover the benefits you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and discuss your next steps.