If you or a loved one has been injured at work or construction site, you might be entitled to compensation due to an employer’s negligence or safety standard violation. In Illinois, an employer has a duty to maintain a safe and compliant worksite. At Kasan Law, our personal injury attorneys aggressively protect the rights of injured workers in Illinois.
Our Chicago and Illinois injury attorneys represent work and construction accident injury victims in various claims, such as:
While the number of Illinois construction site accidents has declined in recent years, construction site accidents still cause over 1,000 deaths in the United States every year. Construction site accidents also cause several hundred thousand people to suffer injuries and may require them to miss work.
Falls are by far the most common construction site accident that causes injuries. In Illinois, a large portion of construction site falls that lead to injuries or fatalities occur in high places where the ground on which workers are standing is unstable. There are several other leading causes of construction site accidents, including:
While there are undoubtedly many more causes of construction site accidents, those mentioned above represent the most common types reported. The fact is that construction workers encounter a high level of risk every time they work.
When an Illinois construction or work site accident occurs, there are two bodies of law that could be relevant to the situation. Workers’ compensation law entitles someone who has been injured on the job to receive benefits, including lost wages and medical care. If the worker is injured severely enough, they might be eligible for vocational training and other more long-term needs.
In many situations, workers’ compensation law will govern these accidents and injuries. However, many challenges can arise, such as claims being denied, allegations of preexisting conditions, and various obstacles. If a challenge arises, the injured employee can be left with little or no help until the matter has concluded. In order to curtail the possibility of these situations from arising, getting help from a Chicago and Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer can be essential in helping you receive fair compensation.
Despite the apparent jurisdiction of workers’ compensation law in Illinois, there are situations in which the personal injury common laws can be relevant to the legal claim filed after the injuries were sustained.
Not all construction and worksite accidents are caused by an employer or co-workers’ negligence in the normal course of work. There are situations in which a third party could come onto the scene and cause an accident and injury that leads to the potential for liability based on a claim for personal injury. An example of a third party liability situation would be when another company’s truck driver negligently dumps a load of supplies in a location that causes a construction worker to be injured.
Construction and workplace accidents can result in many different types of minor and major injuries. Injuries caused by construction accidents can range in severity, all the way from minor injuries (bruising, scratches, shallow cuts, abrasions, lacerations, sprains and strains, broken bones) to much more significant and even life-threatening injuries. Some of the more severe workplace and construction injuries may include:
At Kasan Law, we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation for your case. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
If you or a family member has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled compensation for medical care, damages, lost wages, and other expenses.
Contact our Chicago and Illinois construction and workplace injury attorneys to schedule your free consultation and case review by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.