Granary Elevator Accidents
Grain elevators are hazardous places to work. Every year, hundreds of people die or suffer life-changing injuries from accidents such as grain dust explosions, falling into grain bins or becoming entangled with grain-moving equipment.
At Klest Injury Law Firm, our lawyer represents workers and their families throughout Illinois who have been injured in accidents at grain-handling facilities. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We have offices in Schaumburg and downtown Chicago.
Compensation For Injured Workers At Grain-Handling Facilities
If you are injured on the job in Illinois, you are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation. Family members of workers who are killed on the job are also entitled to benefits. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation benefits are limited, and the financial impact of a death or serious injury can be devastating.
If your loss was due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to additional compensation through our civil justice system. Our lawyer has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
Negligence And Grain Elevator Accidents
While employers are generally protected from lawsuits filed by employees, there are exceptions. Prompt investigation by an experienced attorney is needed to determine if you have a negligence claim against your employer or another party.
Many accidents at elevators and grain-handling facilities are caused by negligence. The following are examples:
- Explosions are typically caused by failure to control grain dust and ignition sources.
- Workers may become entangled with equipment due to design defects or removal of shields.
- Moving grain is like quicksand and anyone who falls into a grain bin can quickly suffocate if the plant does not follow proper safety guidelines.
Contact Our Illinois Elevator Accident Lawyer
For more information about representation for grain dust explosion accidents, contact our attorney at 847-595-0387. If you are too injured to come to us, we will come to you.