The construction profession is inherently one of the most dangerous occupations in Chicago and every year thousands of workers in Illinois are injured or killed at construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most painful and severe, and with a long road to recovery you and your family may need substantial compensation from those at fault to pay for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
In some instances, the true effects of an accident may take time to reveal themselves, progressively worsening as days and even weeks pass. What may have seemed minor while at work may in fact be a serious, potentially life-long injury that was being masked by adrenaline or simply that took time to develop. In other cases, a routine injury may be aggravated or worsen during the course of treatment, like an infection developed during surgery or a greater muscle tear occurring during rehabilitation. Injured workers are protected in these events by the laws of Illinois but they are required to actively seek relief from their injuries. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer early can help make sure your rights are protected to enable you to recover for your damages.
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Under Illinois law, an injured worker has the right to file and collect workers compensation benefits for injuries on the job. However, an injured worker may also have a third party negligence claim against a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer or other person or business as long as the at fault party is not the employer or co-worker of the injured or deceased person. Generally, these types of lawsuits involve either general negligence in maintaining safe working conditions, or products liability for negligently maintained or designed equipment or vehicles.
For example, a subcontractor is hired to erect scaffolding which another company's worker will use to perform his work, and the subcontractor fails to make sure that the bolts holding the scaffolding are properly secured causing the scaffolding to collapse. If the worker is injured by this type of construction accident, the subcontractor can be liable for the worker's injuries because the worker was not an employee of the subcontractor.
According to Illinois Law, there are time limitations from the date of the accident to file a construction negligence lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a Chicago construction accident, an accident lawyer should be consulted as quickly as possible to evaluate your case and to protect your rights. Your construction accident lawyer will investigate the cause of the accident, the extent of injuries and the responsible party to file for an effective workers compensation claim.
If the facts of your construction accident case do not call for a third party negligence claim to be filed, you or your family still have a right to collect Workers Compensation benefits.
Construction Accident Lawyers in Chicago
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. have represented many construction accident victims over the years and we are ready to help you if you have been hurt. We have a licensed lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call whenever you need answers. You can reach us toll free at (855) LAW-CHICAGO (529-2442) or locally at (312) 924-7575 to receive a free case consultation. There is no obligation on your part for speaking with us and if we represent you, we will never charge a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
Following a bad construction accident, you may be too injured to travel to our offices but you may still want to meet with us in person. To make that possible, we also offer free in-home and in-hospital consultations so that you do not have to worry about traveling while you should be focused on your recovery.
If you have been injured in an accident, make sure your legal rights are protected by calling us today.
If you or a family member has been injured while working at a construction site or if a loved one has been killed in a construction accident in Chicago, Illinois request a Free Case Consultation or call (312) 924-7575 or toll free at (855) LAW-CHICAGO to speak with a construction accident personal injury lawyer now.