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.
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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.
Frequently Asked Questions
ACCIDENTS HURT, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS CAN HELP.
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 an accomplished team of attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation and workers’ compensation to level the playing field for you?
The value of your case depends greatly on the evidence provided. You may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages caused. Some of these damages may include:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
In most cases, yes, your personal injury lawsuit has to be filed in a courthouse within a certain period of time or it is forever barred in Illinois. A typical personal injury case must be filed within two years. Exceptions to that rule include filing against a municipality, which must be filed within one year, or filing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, which has to be filed within three years. It is important to get an attorney involved as early as possible so we can best advise you.
Yes, you can file a case if you are undocumented in the workers’ compensation department as well as the personal injury department. We can defend your rights and recover fair compensation for you.