Construction Accidents – Chicago Construction Accident Lawyer
Visit any large construction site and you might see a big sign with interchangeable numbers that indicate how many days they have worked without an accident. It is a good stretch when they reach double digits.
A construction site of any size is an accident waiting to happen. A young couple hired a company to replace their roof. The woman was seriously injured when a Skilsaw fell through an opening in the roof and hit her while she was walking to her kitchen. Conversely, on a large construction site, to speed up work the foreman disabled the safety features on the freight elevator on the side of the multistory structure. A malfunction caused by the disabled safety features caused the elevator to bind, sending heavy construction material hurling toward the unsuspecting workers below.
What to do next
In the case of workers at a construction site, worker’s compensation covers most injuries except when egregious behavior by the employer warrants additional compensation. By calling the Willens Law Offices, we can discuss your situation without charge to you to determine your rights and options. We have experience with construction accidents.
Construction companies are required to maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors to the site. When they don’t do this, they could be held liable for anyone injured under those conditions. Additionally, any defective equipment or tools on the site may lead back to the manufacturer of the tool or equipment as the liable party. Our experience in dealing with construction site accidents can help you receive the compensation you need from your accident.Claiming Compensation
Construction accidents are often catastrophic, involving heavy machinery and sometimes, dangerous maneuvers. Disabling injuries caused by OSHA violations by your employer or defective machinery provided by a third party allows us to pursue the settlement you need and deserve from their insurance coverage over and above your worker’s compensation. We would seek compensation for your current and future medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation, long-term disability, as well as pain and suffering. Everyone deserves to work in a safe environment.
If you have been injured on a construction site as a worker or a visitor, call Willens Law Offices today at (312) 957-4166.