Aggressive Advocacy for Clients Injured by Defective Machinery

Workers in a power plant, steel mill, manufacturing plant, construction site, or other industry relying heavily on machinery and dangerous equipment are constantly at risk of suffering serious or catastrophic injury. Equally devastating to the physical effects of the injury is the financial hardships related to the accident, medical expenses, and ongoing financial needs. These financial damages can be exponentially more serious for independent contractors and other workers who are not entitled to workers' compensation benefits for their injuries.

Due to the strict time limits for filing claims, it is important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible following a defective machine injury or accident.

At Becker, Schroader & Chapman, we provide aggressive, thorough, and experienced legal representation to injured clients and their families following a severe construction or industrial accident. We help clients pursue the full compensation to which they are entitled for their injuries and suffering. Call our personal injury law firm to arrange a no-cost consultation about your case. Based in Granite City, we serve clients throughout Central and Southern Illinois.

How Did Your Injury Happen?

When an elevator opens in a poorly lit area without an elevator car being present, a worker can fall down the elevator shaft. When conveyor belt equipment has inadequate or defective guards, a worker can suffer amputation to a hand or arm. When a maintenance company fails to adhere to proper safety protocols, on-the-job contractors or subcontractors are put at risk.

Our law firm has proven experience handling these types of defective product cases and offers skilled representation in cases, involving:

  • Defective power tools
  • Defective couplers
  • Dangerous elevator equipment that was poorly lit or poorly maintained
  • Defective steel mill equipment, such as unguarded pinch-points
  • Improperly marked confined spaces
  • Dangerous conveyor systems lacking guards or proper warnings
  • Defective grinders, presses, forklifts, cranes, and other heavy equipment
  • Other defective or poorly maintained equipment

How Our Relentless Approach Can Benefit You

Our law firm works with a team of investigators and experts to identify the cause of the accident, including all contributing factors or instances of negligence. Among other things, we look for negligence in the manufacturing process or industrial process that creates an unsafe workplace, we examine products that were designed with faulty components, and we evaluate the ineffectiveness of outside maintenance companies or contractors — contributing to the industrial or construction accident. Our thorough approach enables us to maximize the compensation clients receive for their injuries or losses.

Prior to becoming an attorney, one of our founding attorneys, Gregory Becker, was a steelworker, construction worker, and firefighter. We combine our comprehensive legal skills with this extensive real-world experience to effectively handle each case brought to our firm. With this collective experience, we are better equipped to answer questions, investigate, and prepare a case.

Legal Help In Southern Illinois

If you were injured, or if a loved one has died in an accident involving dangerous or defective machinery or equipment, an experienced lawyer at our law firm can help. Call our law firm to learn more or complete the online form.

We offer a free initial consultation and will not charge you unless we obtain compensation for you.