When you have been injured on the job, every day that you are unable to return to work only adds to your physical, emotional and financial stress. The Chicago construction accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers understand the frustration and distress that accompanies any workplace injury and are able to help you find the best medical care available so that you can return to work sooner. While you are focusing on getting well, our law firm can also find ways to recover the compensation that you need to cover your expenses from the parties who may have caused or contributed to an job site accident.
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If you are a construction worker, you are already aware of the dangers that are present on every jobsite. Even the most minor of errors can have drastic consequences and render workers unable to return to their duties for months. In the worst case scenario, you may suffer permanent injuries or the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. Here are some of the most common types of cases our Illinois construction accident lawyers run into on a regular basis.
- Victim is struck by a falling object. Whether it is debris, a falling tool or a roof collapse, injuries resulting from falling objects may be severe or fatal due to the momentum of the falling object.
- Slip, trip and fall accidents. These fall accidents are among the most common and deadly accidents on construction sites.
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents. A fall from any significant height can result in severe injuries and many fall accidents occur when a ladder or scaffold contains a defect or is used inappropriately.
- Electrocution. These accidents can occur when workers are unaware that they are working near a live electric current or when they strike a power line while digging.
- Accidents involving machinery. Workers may be injured due to the negligent operation of cranes, hoists, tractors, conveyors or other machines. Manufacturing or design defects may also cause workers harm when the defective components cause the machines to fail or to operate in a way that wasn’t intended.
- Explosions. The presence of hazardous materials or the need to dig near a gas line may result in an explosion that injures or kills workers in the blast radius.
It is not uncommon for those who are harmed on the job to require more compensation to cover their expenses than their benefits provide. Our Illinois construction accident lawyers can help you make up he difference if we are able to identify the exact cause of your injuries and make a case for negligence against the responsible enitity.
In order to do so, we need access to the scene of the accident to recover evidence that may be critical for your case. To preserve the integrity of the scene, we will often pull building permits, construction plans and other documents needed to support your case and obtain a court order to have work stopped while we perform our investigation.
As time passes, memories fade and other workers will disturb evidence that we could have used to argue negligence against your employer, another worker or an equipment manufacturer. We will leave no stone unturned when evaluating your case, but we will become more limited if you delay in seeking our assistance.What You are Entitled to Following an Accident on an Illinois Construction Site
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you are entitled to receive compensation for the treatment of your injuries. Despite the widespread belief to the contrary, you are allowed to seek care from any doctor or specialist you desire. You are also entitled to recover 67% of your weekly wages and additional compensation for injuries that result in disabilities under Illinois' work comp law. When these benefits are not sufficient to cover your expenses, our attorneys will go to work to determine whether you can file a lawsuit for negligence or product liability against a company who may have played a role in your injury.
Contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today to find out more about your legal options and rights as a construction worker. We will be happy to come out to see you if you are unable to travel to us and our Chicago construction accident attorneys work on a contingency basis to ensure that you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless you receive the compensation you deserve.
Resources for Construction Accident Victims in Chicago, IL:http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html