The accident attorneys at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices have developed a reputation for success in recovering compensation for construction injury victims throughout Illinois. With decades of combined experience and access to some of the top medical and accident reconstruction experts in Illinois, our injury law firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Whether you were injured at a job site or you were a passerby when your accident occurred, our attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your losses so you can recover financially.
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Construction sites in Illinois are plagued with hazards that injure or kill workers and passersby. Improperly installed scaffolding, unsafe ladders, reckless safety practices, falling objects, trench and structure collapses, hazardous materials, and defective machinery/equipment cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year. While some construction site injuries are relatively minor, others are so severe that they require a lifetime of expensive medical treatment. Many victims are unable to work and provide for their families, and the normal enjoyment of life is hampered by permanent disability. In the most severe cases, victims lose their lives.
A variety of types of injuries can occur on construction sites. Some of the most common include:
As the victim of a construction site accident, you may have various legal options available. The circumstances of your case will help our attorneys determine what type of injury claim to file and who should be held accountable. In some cases, multiple parties may be liable for your injuries.
Construction workers who are injured on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are designed to help replace a portion of the worker’s lost wages and pay for medical expenses. Most employers in Illinois are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover employee accident costs, and filing a workers’ comp claim is the exclusive remedy for workplace injuries in most cases. This means that, generally, injured workers cannot sue their employers directly for work-related injuries.
While the workers’ compensation claims process is structured to be straightforward, claims are often delayed, denied, or minimized. As a result, many injured workers hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help them recover.
In some cases, injured workers may be able to file third-party injury claims or lawsuits when another party’s negligence contributed to their workplace accident. When injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, faulty equipment, or the negligence of third-party companies, business owners, or property owners, construction workers may be able to recover additional compensation for the remainder of their lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
When pedestrians, construction site visitors, or passersby suffer construction site injuries, they may be able to recover compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the construction company, subcontractors, the property owner, the equipment manufacturer, or a combination of the above entities.
It is important to contact an experienced construction injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. There are statutes of limitations that require filing these lawsuits within prescribed time limits. Failing to file a claim or lawsuit within the allotted time period could cause you to lose your right to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact the attorneys at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices to determine the time period that applies to your case.