Legal Advocates For Construction Workers Injured In Heavy Equipment Accidents
Construction work is among the most dangerous professions in the United States. Much of that danger comes from the heavy machinery workers must use and work near on a daily basis. Because this equipment is so big and powerful, on-the-job accidents can easily end in permanent disability or even death.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a heavy equipment accident at a construction site, contact our skilled attorneys at Anesi Ozmon, LTD. Our firm has been in operation since 1955, and our attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience representing injury victims throughout Illinois. When you contact us for a free consultation, we can help you understand your options for filing a workers’ compensation claim and perhaps taking other legal action as well.
Heavy Equipment Injuries And Accidents
When humans must interact with large and dangerous machinery, the possibilities for injury are nearly endless. Some examples include:
- Job site car or truck accidents
- Crane accidents and injuries, including being struck by a swinging or spinning load
- Accidents involving bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks
- Unsecured heavy equipment that moves during use, leading to crushed limbs or severe foot injuries
- Injuries caused by jackhammers and other dangerous power tools
- Amputations that occur when a shirt sleeve or pant leg gets caught and pulled into a machine without proper safety guards
No matter how you were injured on the job, our firm is ready to help you seek compensation.
Prompt And Thorough Investigation Is Critical
In many cases, work-related injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits without regard to fault for the accident. Therefore, you might think that the details of your heavy equipment accident don’t matter very much. On the contrary, these details can be critical to protecting your rights and maximizing your legal options.
In addition to strengthening your workers’ comp claim, a thorough investigation could reveal that someone other than your employer was responsible for your injuries, such as the equipment manufacturer, a subcontractor or the site manager. This could allow you to pursue a personal injury or product liability claim in addition to your workers’ comp case.
If contacted relatively quickly after your accident, our legal team can begin a prompt and thorough investigation, including coordinating with witnesses and taking steps to preserve evidence. Our attorneys will be ready to present the strongest possible claim for workers’ comp benefits and to explore all other compensation options.
Don’t Wait To Seek Legal Help – Contact Us Today
From our office in Chicago, Anesi Ozmon, LTD, serves clients across Illinois. Our firm has been a trusted legal resource for the injured since 1955. We have helped countless others and we can help you, too. To schedule your free initial consultation, you can submit an online contact form or call 312-997-5784.