Illinois Scaffolding Accident Attorney
Scaffolding refers to elevated or suspended structures that many employees, such as construction workers, use on the job. While scaffolding provides many benefits to the workplace, these structures may collapse, leading to serious injuries. If you are in a scaffolding accident in Illinois, you can face expensive medical bills, accumulate lost wages, or be unable to work at all.
However, you may have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits for these losses. In these situations, the Illinois scaffolding accident lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can help. We will represent you in your workers’ compensation claim and fight tenaciously for your right to benefits. Call our team today at (312) 586-1700.
Why Choose Us
- Our attorneys are dedicated to securing maximum benefits and compensation for our clients. We have recovered over $400 million during our years of operation.
- Our firm has the skills, resources, and experience to handle each aspect of your claim, allowing you to focus on recovery. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing injured Illinois employees.
- We are proud to represent workers, not employers, insurance companies, or large corporations. Our firm dedicates itself to obtaining justice for our clients.
Causes of Scaffolding Accidents in Illinois
Many employees rely on scaffolding, including construction workers, home renovators, steel erectors, window washers, painters, and building equipment installers. Employers in all industries must ensure that their scaffolding is well maintained, updated, and compliant with safety standards. Additionally, these employers must ensure that their employees have adequate training to use these structures.
However, scaffolding accidents still occur on the job. Some of the most common causes of these incidents include the following:
- Equipment defects
- Poor training or supervision
- Exceeding the weight limit
- Failure to construct the structure properly
- Weak or inadequate planking
- Old or outdated equipment
- Falling debris, objects, or tools
Benefits Available to Scaffolding Accident Victims
Scaffolding accidents can result in severe injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injury. As a result, you may be unable to return to work for a period of time and require extensive medical care to recover from this damage. However, you can recover compensation for your injuries by filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Under Illinois law, most employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. Some of these benefits include the following.
- Medical expenses: funds to treat your accident-related injuries, including hospitalizations, surgeries, prescription medications, and mobility equipment
- Death and funeral benefits: funds for the spouse or surviving children of a person killed in a scaffolding accident, including burial expenses up to $8,000
- Temporary disability benefits: payments if you cannot work temporarily or must perform light-duty work while recovering from your injuries
- Permanent disability benefits: long-term payments if your injury results in a loss of function that either prevents you from returning to your same job or prevents you from working at all
To avoid hardship later on, it is important to accurately estimate your workers’ compensation award. An attorney from Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC will review your case and identify the benefits you qualify for. He or she will then review any settlement offers you receive to ensure you receive an adequate amount of compensation.
Contact an Illinois Scaffolding Accident Attorney
Are you the victim of an Illinois scaffolding accident? If so, you may have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim—and the Illinois work injury attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can help. We advocate for the rights of injured Illinois employees and will fight to recover maximum benefits on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and strategize your next steps.