Chicago Scaffolding Accident Lawyers
If you suffered injuries or your loved one was killed in a scaffolding accident in Chicago, contact our injury attorneys at Ankin Law right away for free legal advice. Our law firm brings over 100 years of combined experience to the table to help clients like you recover maximum compensation for fall injuries.
We’re available 24/7 to discuss your case, and if you can’t come to us, our lawyers will come to you.
Call a scaffolding accident lawyer at Ankin Law and let us maximize your compensation. (312) 600-0000
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Why Hire Our Scaffolding Accident Attorneys?
There are numerous reasons why the people of Chicago trust Ankin Law to handle their injury claims. After all, we’re unlike any other workers’ compensation or personal injury law firm you’ll find in Illinois.
Our attorneys are your neighbors. Our children attend the same schools and activities, we eat at the same restaurants, and we shop at the same places you do. Through donations and volunteer opportunities, we make a difference in our community. Through our legal knowledge, skill, and dedication to our clients, we make a difference in the lives of injured victims just like you.
When you hire our attorneys to handle your scaffolding accident claim, we’ll take your case personally, and we will make sure you receive the compensation you’re due. You’ll benefit from:
Our Track Record of Success: Our law firm has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of injured people in Chicago and throughout the state.
Our Honesty and Integrity: We’ll shoot you straight. Our scaffolding accident attorneys will never ask you to accept a settlement offer that isn’t fair.
Our Access to Resources: We work with top medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and other specialists to deliver results.
Our Litigation Skills: We aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations, faceless insurance companies, or their attorneys in court.
It’s through these unique traits that cases are won and victims’ lives are changed.
What to Expect When You Hire Ankin Law
From the moment you make contact with our law firm, you’ll notice the Ankin Law difference.
- FREE Initial Consultation: During your free consultation, you’ll discuss your case with your injury attorney. He or she will evaluate the details of your accident, get an idea about who may be liable for your injuries, and provide you with an estimate of how much your case may be worth.
- Direct Access to Your Attorney: You will have direct access to your injury attorney and his or her support team as your case progresses. Feel free to contact us any time you have questions or concerns pop up. We want to keep you informed about the status of your case and the legal options available to you.
- Comprehensive Legal Services: At Ankin Law, we handle all types of injury cases. We combine the knowledge and skill of over 70 attorneys and staff members to apply personal injury law, workers’ compensation law, and Social Security disability law to your case to maximize your recovery.
Let our scaffolding accident lawyers handle the legal aspects of your injury claim or lawsuit, so you can focus on getting better. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Did a scaffolding accident cause your injuries? Call Ankin Law at (312) 600-0000 to recover full compensation.
Are You Eligible to File a Personal Injury Claim for Your Scaffolding Accident Injuries?
If you suffered injuries in a scaffolding accident while you were at work, the workers’ compensation system may not be your only source of recovery. While you generally cannot sue your employer for workplace accidents, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against other negligence parties. For instance, if the scaffolding was not designed or manufactured correctly, you might have a lawsuit against the product manufacturer. If another contractor or subcontractor was negligent, you can recover compensation from that party too.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim After a Scaffolding Accident
If you are an employee who suffered injuries in a scaffolding accident while you were at work, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of whether your employer was negligent. Our lawyers will just need to help you prove that the accident happened while you were on the job, that your injuries were not self-inflicted, and that you didn’t get hurt while participating in criminal activity or acting against company policy. If we’re successful, you may be entitled to receive:
Temporary Partial Disability
Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits are paid to eligible workers who suffer injuries that temporarily impact their ability to work, but do not cause them to be completely unable to work. If your employer can offer you a position that complies with your doctor’s restrictions, but taking the position means you’ll make less money, these benefits will probably apply to you.
Temporary Total Disability
If your scaffolding accident caused you to suffer injuries that completely prevented you from working, but you’re expected to heal, you may qualify for Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits. If so, you’ll receive approximately two-thirds of your average weekly wage until you get better and can return to work.
Permanent Partial Disability
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits are available to Illinois employees if their workplace accident caused a permanent loss or loss of use of a body part or the body as a whole. The benefits you may be entitled to receive depend on various factors. These include, but are not limited to, a physician’s impairment report, your age and occupation at the time of the injury, and evidence found in your medical records.
Permanent Total Disability
Lifetime financial support in the form of Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits may be available to you if your scaffolding accident resulted in permanent damage or loss of mobility, and you are now unable to work. These benefits are paid after injured workers reach maximum medical improvement.
Compensation for Medical Treatment
Injured employees are also entitled to compensation to pay for their necessary medical treatment, equipment, and supplies. This includes any ambulance bills, emergency room treatment, surgeries, physical therapy, medications, and other medical expenses that were caused, or will be caused, by a workplace accident.
If your loved one was killed in a scaffolding accident, additional benefits may be available to you as well, as long as you are a qualifying family member. Call our accident attorneys to find out more about your legal options.
Frequently Asked Questions About Scaffolding Accident Cases
What Causes Most Scaffolding Accidents?
Scaffolding accidents happen for various reasons, but some factors raise the risk for workers. The most common causes of scaffolding accidents in Illinois include defective scaffolding, inadequate maintenance, improper set-up, and inadequate training.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Scaffolding Accident Claim?
You aren’t required to hire a lawyer for a scaffolding accident claim, but doing so increases your chances of obtaining a successful outcome. Illinois accident lawyers can leverage their experience, skill, and resources to ensure your claim is successful, and your recovery is maximized.
Can Workers’ Compensation Claims & Personal Injury Lawsuits Be Filed At The Same Time?
You generally cannot sue your employer directly after a scaffolding accident, unless the company fails to provide workers’ compensation insurance. However, if another party’s negligence contributed to the accident, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit simultaneously.
What Our Clients Say About Us
Brien at Ankin Law handled my workers’ comp case and he did such a great job! I would recommend Ankin Law to anyone looking for help with their case!