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Charleston, IL Crane Accident Attorneys

Injured in a Crane Accident in Central or Southern Illinois? We Can Help!

First developed by the ancient Greeks, cranes are still widely used today to hoist heavy materials, usually in the process of construction. These efficient machines have broadened the horizons of possibility in engineering and construction, but working with such massive equipment is very dangerous work.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most crane accidents take place because of a collapse of the crane boom or a break or malfunction to the same. This can happen when the load that is being picked up is too heavy or too large for the crane.

The crane operator is responsible for calculating the load of the machine, and it is the responsibility of the operator’s employer to ensure that they have been provided with the proper loading weight. In most cases, negligent behavior is at the root of the accident, and the victims of crane accidents deserve to have their rights defended in court.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a crane accident in Central or Southern Illinois, The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm may be able to help. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or compensation in a personal injury claim, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Our Charleston, IL crane accident attorneys believe that you deserve justice, and we always fight for maximum compensation for our clients.

Call (217) 394-5885 today to discuss your case. Your initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingent fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we secure a verdict or settlement on your behalf.

What Types of Cranes Can Cause Injury?

Each type of crane serves a different purpose in its respective industry. Some types include:

  • Aerial
  • Crawler
  • Floating
  • Pick-and-carry
  • Tower

Any of these powerful machines can cause serious injuries if they malfunction, are operated by inexperienced workers, or are improperly maintained.

Contact an Experienced Lawyer

Since our firm opened in 1996, our Charleston, IL crane accident lawyers have fought for those who have been injured at construction sites and other locations where cranes are used. We know how hard it can be to face an uncertain future after such an accident, so we tailor our counsel to address each client’s needs and concerns. We fight for the fair and full benefits or compensation to which our clients are entitled.

Fill out our online contact form or call (217) 394-5885 to see how we can help you.

A History of success

millions recovered for our clients
  • Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a family of
    four involved in a single car wreck
    in a highway construction

  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict

    Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.

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    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

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    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

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    Settlement for an Illinois tractor injury resulting in death.

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    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

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    Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.

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    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.

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  • Unwavering Dedication

    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf,
    & won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.

  • A Record of Proven Results

    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.

  • Respected in Our Community

    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.

  • Compassionate Advocacy

    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

  • Committed to Our Clients

    We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.

  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

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