Put Skilled Lawyers On Your Side After A Construction Site Fall Accident
There is no shortage of ways to get hurt when you work in construction. Still, some injuries are more likely to occur than others. Injuries and deaths related to falls are the most common sources of workers’ compensation claims in the construction industry.
If you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in a fall accident, you deserve to have an experienced and aggressive legal advocate on your side. Throughout Illinois, the easy choice for representation is Anesi Ozmon, LTD. Our team of attorneys has more than 200 years of combined legal experience as well as a strong track record of success on behalf of clients.
Falls From Height: Common Accident Scenarios
The most dangerous types of construction site falls are falls from height, sometimes referred to as falls to a lower level. Examples include:
- Falling from a scaffold
- Falling off a ladder
- Falling down stairs that lack handrails and safety barriers
- Falling off a moving or nonmoving vehicle
- Falling off a roof or other structure
- Falling into a trench or other excavated ground
These types of falls commonly result in permanent disability or death. Sadly, they often happen because employers fail to provide fall-protection equipment, provide faulty equipment, or fail to train and monitor workers to ensure proper use.
Construction Site Slip-And-Fall Or Trip-And-Fall Accidents
Falling on the same level is obviously not as life-threatening as falling from a higher level. However, these accidents can still result in serious injury, and they are very common at construction sites.
Trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall accidents can result in:
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones, cuts and bruises
- Soft-tissue injuries
Typically, these types of accidents occur when walking across wet and slippery surfaces or tripping over unmanaged debris, power cords, or equipment.
Fault May Be A Legal Consideration After Your Accident
In Illinois, injured workers are typically eligible for workers’ compensation benefits without needing to prove fault or defend themselves against allegations of negligence. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to have an attorney investigate the details of your accident in case your employer or the insurance company attempts to deny the claim.
Additionally, you may be able to take legal action if your injuries were caused by a negligent third party (someone who is not your employer or a co-worker for the same employer). Liable parties could include a subcontractor, the site owner/manager or a manufacturer of faulty safety gear.
Our attorneys will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation as soon into your accident so that you can understand and utilize all available legal options.
Tell Your Story To Attorneys Who Listen And Care
Anesi Ozmon, LTD, has been a champion for the injured in Illinois since 1955. We make it easy to explore your legal options by providing free initial consultations. To schedule yours, call our Chicago office at 312-997-5784 or reach out online.