Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents

Construction is considered one of the most dangerous professions in the United States with the amount of heavy machinery operation, demolition and lifting that are consistently involved on construction sites. 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.

Construction injury cases are rarely simple. In fact, more often than not, they are complex, both legally and factually. They demand comprehensive knowledge not only of the applicable law, but also of the construction industry and construction operations. We are devoted to guiding you through the process and making sure that your case is heard.

Types Of Construction Site Injuries:

  • 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 are the most common and deadly accidents on construction sites.
  • Scaffolding and ladder accidents. A fall from any significant height can result in severe injuries. Many fall accidents occur when a ladder or scaffold contains a defect or is used inappropriately.
  • Electrocution. These types of 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.

“We have the experience, the compassion that’s necessary, and we get results.”

Mark Dym

Lawyer

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’ workers’ compensation law. When these benefits are not sufficient to cover your expenses, our attorneys will work to determine whether you can file a lawsuit for negligence or product liability against a company which may have played a role in your injury.

What can HSPRD do for you?

  • Ensure proper medical care. Ensure that you receive the proper medical attention that you deserve.
  • Provide knowledge. Readily identify important issues in a given case such as the legal theories of liability that should be pursued and the entities that should be named as defendants in the litigation.
  • Utilize experience. Know how to pursue full compensation in workers’ compensation, personal injury and wrongful death cases.

FAQs 

ACCIDENTS HURT, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS CAN HELP.

Do I need a lawyer?

When it comes to making this decision we ask our clients to keep in mind that defendants frequently have teams of attorneys on staff prepared to find ways to pay out as little as possible on every claim. So why not hire a team of accomplished attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation to level the playing field for you?

What is the first step I should take if I am injured?

Seek the medical attention that you need. The most important thing is taking care of your injury. Forget about the case, medical care trumps everything.

What is negligence?

Negligence is a large factor of a personal injury case. This involves someone who is careless or reckless and causes harm to another person. No one ever asks to be injured, but when one person’s negligence has significantly impacted another person’s life we are here to care about, defend and protect you. Proving negligence in a personal injury case is essential to helping our clients obtain the compensation that they deserve.

Should I accept an offer from the insurance company?

It is common for an insurance company to offer a settlement after an accident occurs. To some, the settlement may seem like a good offer but you need to understand why it is not. These insurance companies make money by offering you the least amount of compensation possible. Your case is most likely worth a lot more than what the insurance company will offer you. It is highly recommended that you never accept an offer from an insurance company without speaking to an attorney first. We can provide you with better care and compensation than any insurance company can offer.

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