Chicago Construction Accident Attorney: Protecting Your Future
Construction site workers are at a higher risk of suffering workplace injuries than most other occupations. Scaffolding accidents and falls from ladders on the job site can cause serious, life-altering injuries that may require surgery and extensive recovery time.
The costs associated with these construction site accidents can be overwhelming for the victim and their family members.
The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, provide a free consultation to injured construction workers to help them get the maximum recovery for their accident-related medical bills, lost wages and pain & suffering damages if applicable under law.
Call us at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today for immediate legal advice and schedule a free consultation to seek compensation.
You Need a Chicago Construction Accident Attorney to Review Your Case
As an injured worker on a construction worksite, you have legal rights regarding workers' compensation benefits afforded to an injured construction worker under the Civil Law of Illinois and the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
However, your accident may have included a responsible third-party (not the construction site owners or the property owner), which warrants deeper investigation to pursue a claim that can fully compensate for your construction accident injuries and lost wages.
You need an experienced law firm serving Chicago to review and pursue the details of your accident.
We invite you to contact an injury attorney in our office for a free case consultation to help determine your rights and options to obtain financial compensation..
You Have Come to the Right Place
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is well-experienced in representing injured workers and their families in cases involving a personal injury or a fatality while working in construction zones.
Surviving families who lose loved ones in construction site fatalities can seek financial compensation through wrongful death lawsuits.
We provide you with a free injury case review to understand the details of your accident before pursuing legal action.
All our Illinois construction accident cases are handled on a contingency fee basis to ease your financial burden brought on by medical bills and lost income. We only charge a fee if your construction accident lawyer is successful when seeking compensation for you.
When you work with us, your personal injury attorney will be available to you 24/7 to see your case to a beneficial outcome. So, talk to our team today for a free construction accident case review of your potential injury claim.
Our Construction Accident Lawyers Will Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
The Chicago construction accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to holding negligent parties fully accountable to protect construction workers.
We understand that there may be parties involved external to your employer, and we will dedicate our time to finding out the details.
While the Illinois workers' compensation system offers benefits for people injured from workplace hazards, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission benefits often do not compensate for all damages.
Our attorneys understand that these workers' compensation benefits are fixed and will never fully compensate an injured construction worker for serious injuries and all medical bills.
They may pay for wages while off work, medical expenses, payment, and a lump sum based on your construction accident injury, but what about future costs and pain and suffering?
Depending on your accident, there may be a responsible third party who should be held liable for these damages.
When retaining the services of our law office, you gain the confidence that we'll investigate your construction site injuries from every aspect to determine if you have a viable civil suit or third-party claim.
Our legal team will assist in determining the liability of a third party so that you will be seeking compensation for all future wage loss, the cost of future medical care, and your pain and suffering caused by their negligence in your work environment.
We Have Seen Construction Site Accidents Just Like Yours
With more than twenty years of extensive experience in representing injured workers hurt in construction accidents, our law firm has seen almost every kind of accident imaginable.
There is almost no limit to the kind of accident when working for construction companies. However, most construction accidents tend to fall into a few categories. Causes of construction accidents include:
- Falling objects
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Roofing falls
- Electrical accidents, electrocution injuries from exposed wires
- Crane accidents
- Welding accidents
- Accidents involving heavy machinery
As experienced Chicago, IL construction accident lawyers, we have represented construction workers in their personal injury cases. All these cases involved varying degrees of construction accident injuries sustained on active work sites.
These injuries range from less severe (fractured bones, abrasions, bruising, scraping, and burns) to more serious (permanent disabilities, traumatic brain injuries from falling objects, amputation, worker falls, and construction fatalities).
Whatever the financial consequences of your job-related injuries, your experienced construction accident lawyer will fight for your full compensation. We will deal directly with the insurance company that will resolve your construction accident case.
Settlements We've Won for Injured Chicago Construction Workers
Below are some examples of matters our law firm has successfully resolved for construction employees injured while working on various projects.
We welcome you to contact us to discuss your situation and how a personal injury attorney in our office may help.
- $480,000: Construction worker settlement for carpenter who fell through an unmarked hole in the floor through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
- $2,150,000: Construction fall involving a 20-foot fall from scaffolding without fall protection as required by the general contractor.
- $1,899,000: Recovery for a union carpenter who fell from an improperly positioned ladder on a condominium development project in downtown Chicago, Illinois. This settlement is in addition to benefits recovered via a workers' compensation claim.
- $800,000: Construction accidents where the injured victims filed a personal injury lawsuit against the general contractor and several subcontractors due to safety regulations and procedures violations.
- $5,000,000: Settlement for a carpenter who suffered a serious injury to his hand and thumb when the blade guard was removed from a table saw. The claimant pursued a strict liability compensation claim against the manufacturer of the saw and maintenance company. The insurance company paid the settlement for the construction company.
We recognize that you likely have questions about your claim and its potential value. Therefore, we always welcome you to contact our construction accident attorneys for a free case consultation.
Taking Action with Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
When you decide to pursue your construction site injury claim with an experienced construction accident attorney in our office, you will have a legal expert by your side to see you through the process of worker's compensation claims or taking legal action against a negligent third party.
This process of resolving a construction accident claim generally entails these steps:
- Free case consultation: You will need to furnish us with the intricate details of your accident, and we will discuss it in depth to determine the viability of your legal options.
- Investigation: We will investigate your situation to determine whether third-party negligence was involved. For example, the inquiry might include visiting the construction site, examining the construction projects, talking to witnesses, and consulting with relevant specialists to determine how the accident occurred. We will also gather evidence and review permits to assess the company involved in the project.
- Claim filing: We will help you file your workers' compensation claim under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. First, we will ensure that you receive workers' compensation benefits. If we have determined that a negligent outside party was involved, we will file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
- Settlement: Your construction accident lawyer will oversee negotiations and settlements to see if they can get you a significant portion from an insurance carrier for the company or if the case should be filed in court. We try to position each case for the best possible outcome in either respect.
We pride ourselves on the cases we've handled for injured construction workers at our law offices.
You can rest assured that all parts of your case will be handled by a top attorney who has your interests front and center. In addition, we protect workers and communicate case updates as events progress in your case. Contact our office today for a free case consultation.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA is a government health administration agency responsible for protecting workers' occupational safety and health in all industries. To ensure the safety of workers, OSHA has a series of specific regulations about virtually every aspect of work performed on a small or large construction site.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured or killed in a construction site accident? In that case, there is a strong likelihood that an OSHA violation was present and caused or contributed to the incident.
When evidence of an OSHA violation has been established, it can be helpful to gather evidence in assembling a case involving the responsible companies.
The dangerous nature of construction work
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of every 100 people employed in the construction industry, 6.3 will be injured and require recuperation away from work every year.
Further, 11 out of 100,000 people will die on the job annually, and one in ten workers will be injured. This statistic reveals that construction is a dangerous industry.
What to Do If You Have Been Injured on a Construction Site
If you or a family member was injured on a job site, taking the following steps can help protect your legal rights and legal options for recovery in the future.
- Seek immediate medical attention: There is no way to be assured you do not have a severe injury until medical personnel can fully evaluate your condition.
- File a report of your injury: The law requires injured workers to file a report with their employer if physically possible, detailing as much of the accident as you remember.
- Take photographs: If possible, take pictures of the accident scene at the construction sites, capturing visual information that will assist you later in telling your story of what happened.
- Meet with a construction worker injury lawyer: Contact an injury attorney who specializes in construction accidents to assist you in filling out all accident-related forms and reviewing your medical records.
- Journal what you recall: Maintain a journal containing all your records and note the details of every symptom, doctor's visit, and discussion with other relevant parties.
- Request and review all reports: Request a copy of your accident report from your employer and check it with great care, ensuring you correct every inaccuracy.
FAQs About Construction Accidents
Below are some past and current clients' questions about construction accidents in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area.
Of course, we realize that these questions are just a starting point, and we welcome you to contact our lawyers for a free case consultation.
How Long Do I Have to File an Illinois Construction Site Accident Lawsuit?
Illinois personal injury lawsuits involving a construction accident must be filed within four years from the incident date. Failing to do so will forever bar your claim.
There are two time periods for workers' compensation cases arising out of a construction site accident in Illinois.
First, you should notify your employer that you were injured on a construction site and that your injuries arose from your employment. Illinois workers' compensation laws require you to give this notice as soon as possible, but no longer than 45 days after your accident.
When it comes to taking legal action following an accident on construction sites with serious injuries, we encourage you to talk to a lawyer whose practice areas relate to your situation. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers know the law applicable to construction accidents and can assist you.
What Type of Compensation Can I Recover in a Construction Accident Lawsuit Involving a Third-Party Claim?
As a construction worker in Illinois, you are generally barred from pursuing a civil lawsuit against your direct employer. Instead, your exclusive remedy is limited to benefits under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
However, suppose a party aside from your employer caused or contributed to the incident that caused your work injuries. In that case, you can seek help from an Illinois construction worker injury attorney and file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation that goes beyond what is afforded to you under workers' compensation.
By pursuing what is referred to as a third-party claim, an injured worker could seek compensation for additional damages recognized under Illinois law, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical costs
- Wrongful death, where a family has lost a loved one
The construction worker injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers regularly pursue these damages on our clients' behalf involving many construction sites. Insurance companies pay most settlements for responsible entities.
Who are Common Defendants in Illinois Construction Accident Cases?
Some of the parties that may be pursued as defendants in construction accident lawsuits include:
- General contractors
- Product manufacturers
- Construction site owners
- Construction company
Our Illinois construction site accident injury firm knows the investigative process well and will uncover the facts to ensure all liable parties are held accountable, giving you expert legal advice throughout the legal process.
Talk to a top-rated Chicago construction accident lawyer in our office today, and let us get started working on your case.
Can I Pursue a Case if I Got Hurt in a Car Accident in a Construction Site Vehicle?
Unfortunately, car accidents pose a risk to road construction employees and workers commuting to a work site. When a construction worker is hurt in a car accident due to the driver's negligence, they may have a claim against the driver in addition to their workers' comp case.
If you or a family member worked in the construction industry and was involved in an auto collision, contact our office for a free case review and explain how you potentially have two claims stemming from the crash.
Start the Process. Talk with A Chicago Construction Accident Lawyer
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is committed to securing maximum compensation on behalf of our clients. Illinois workers' compensation law allows for our clients injured on commercial and residential construction sites in the Chicagoland area to receive benefits to pay for medical bills, lost earnings, and temporary or permanent disabilities.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed while working on a construction project in Cook County, Dupage County, Lake County, McHenry County, or Kane County, our construction injury attorneys are interested in speaking with you. We offer a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.
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