Our construction accident lawyers in Schaumburg know that construction accidents in Illinois are far too common and laborers face a challenge. Illinois construction sites remain dangerous despite many levels of safety regulations. To make matters more frustrating, injuries that occur on worksites are a complex area of law.
Depending on the specifics of your case, there could be multiple factors involved. They would each have their own priorities, their own legal rules, and, in some cases, their own schedules and deadlines.
Basically, if you have been injured in a construction site accident in Illinois, you shouldn’t deal with the claims process on your own. Hire a construction accident attorney who is experienced with these types of complex legal matters.
You should have a lawyer that specializes in construction accidents because you need someone who’s truly on your side. Hiring us is a contract — we have to do everything we can to help you. We also don’t get paid until you get paid. That means we’re both financially and ethically motivated to work in your best interests.
We will go after everyone who’s responsible. We’ll help you hold them liable, getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible. Don’t make the mistake of letting negligent parties walk; it’s time to Claim Your Justice™ and get the financial reimbursement you deserve.
If you’ve been injured on a construction site in the greater Chicago area, our team of skilled personal injury attorneys can help. It’s a process, but we make it as simple for you as possible.
We handle all of the administrative, advisory, and legal work. That means we:
This all happens before you have to go to court. In most cases, we are able to secure reasonable pre-trial settlements on behalf of our clients. This is usually a good thing — you get what you need to recover in a timely manner.
If your case doesn’t resolve in the negotiations phase, we are not afraid to take these matters to trial. We have years of experience in the courtroom. Our construction accident attorneys don’t have a habit of letting big companies push our clients around. If your opponent is looking to save money by not paying out your claim, they have another thing coming.
Construction site injuries often involve people who are working there. If you’re familiar with injury law in Illinois, then you probably know that on-the-job injuries are usually covered by workers’ comp.
Workers’ Compensation is a system that gives you a way to resolve your injury dispute with your employer quickly and with a minimum level of conflict. You get paid for time off work, medical bills, and so on. Your employer gets released from other types of liability, such as having to pay for your pain and suffering.
What you might not know is that injuries at construction sites often let you pursue claims against people other than your employer. This is called a third-party lawsuit.
Third-party personal injury lawsuits don’t necessarily keep you from collecting any Workers’ Compensation benefits. By definition, they’re outside the system. They let you pursue other parties for damages above and beyond what’s covered in the Workers’ Compensation Act. Examples include:
Workers’ Comp is a no-fault system. Third-party claims are based on the Illinois comparative fault laws. A strategy that involves both of these legal systems requires some detailed planning and careful execution. Our attorneys have experience in this area, so contact our construction accident attorneys right away to Claim Your Justice™.
We are aware that some people lose loved ones to serious construction site injuries. Families of victims might be able to pursue some level of compensation for their losses under Illinois wrongful death laws.
Even if the victim of the injury is still alive and unable to manage their own case, there might still be something you can do. You might not know what the future holds, but our part of our job as personal injury attorneys is to help you prepare for any eventuality. Call us as soon as possible to discuss your options.
We work alongside an extensive network of people who value construction safety. We routinely call on investigative authorities, experts, and even the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help provide support for our arguments.
You need the facts, but you also need to tell a compelling story that anyone can understand. We have the courtroom experience necessary to not only secure reliable, credible data, but also to enlist the help of experts who can explain that data clearly — even to people outside of their scientific fields.
You might think of attorneys as office workers, or else as people who appear in suits at court. In practice, detective work is a large part of the profession. We carefully examine all of the specifics of the case, including:
It’s all part of our investigation. We work tirelessly to build strong strategies, preserve evidence, and help make sure all responsible parties are held liable. The sooner we begin, the stronger our case is likely to be. We can start right after the injury, so call us as soon as possible.
Many types of claims arise from construction accidents — construction sites are more dangerous than many other workplaces. Despite precautions throughout the industry, serious injuries and fatalities often result from accidents.
Insurance companies that operate in the construction sector tend to underestimate the intelligence and tenacity of workers. We make sure big companies never get the chance to push our clients around.
Falling from High Up
Workers often fall off scaffolding, ladders, roofs, and other elevated surfaces. Sometimes, the injuries they receive are made worse by defective safety equipment, negligent site management, poorly maintained scaffolding, and other preventable factors.
Workers can find themselves caught in a machine or between heavy equipment. They may be pinned under building materials, have a body part trapped in a piece of equipment, and so on. This type of injury is also always a risk when working in excavations, which carry the added danger of suffocation.
These crush injuries often result in catastrophic damage to organs or limbs. This is especially devastating to construction workers, who depend on healthy bodies to perform their jobs.
There is almost always a risk of electrocution at construction job sites. New construction projects carry the risk of unmarked or poorly executed electrical work. Generators, corded power tools, and other electrical equipment could discharge a current when damaged. In certain types of construction work, arc electrocutions are also a risk. These injuries are often devastating, resulting in neurological damage, burns, and extraordinary pain.
Many construction sites stock and use flammable products and substances, such as gasoline or compressed volatile gas. These are known hazards. In some cases, an unexpected event during demolition or excavation —a gas line rupture, for example — causes a fire or explosion. Flying debris from explosions can cause serious injury. However, the main risks for most workers are burns.
Burns carry some of the highest treatment costs of any injury. They’re also extremely painful. Insurance companies know this and often try to reduce the value of burn claims as much as possible.
Please do not try to handle burn injuries yourself. The other side will probably commit its most experienced and skilled professionals to your claim. Call us to Claim Your Justice ™.
Debris, roof collapse, or a falling tool can easily cause injury to a construction worker. Even with adequate protective gear, this type of event could easily lead to serious spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injury. If defective equipment was involved, injuries could be much more severe.
Not all fall accidents occur high up. It’s easy to trip over equipment, supplies, and so on. Sometimes, the negligent parties in these types of cases are not always obvious. For example, a poorly manufactured set of footwear or a defective walkway could easily contribute to a slip and fall injury at a construction site.
If you’ve been injured on a construction site, let us help you get reimbursed for your damages and pain and suffering. This allows you to focus on your recovery rather than the challenging claims process.
Contact the knowledgeable construction accident attorneys at SJ Injury Law today at 847-434-3555 to schedule an initial consultation. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation and work tirelessly to ensure every liable party contributes their fair share to your compensation award. We represent injury victims throughout the greater Chicago area, including in Cook County, Will County, McHenry County, and Kane County.
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