Lawyers Helping Construction Accident Victims
No construction worker is surprised to learn they work in one of the most dangerous occupations. Construction sites are frequently the location of serious on-the-job injuries in Illinois. Causes of injuries range from unsafe scaffolds and crane accidents to ladder/roof falls to equipment-related failures.
After a construction accident, it is critical to get an experienced attorney on the case immediately. There are complications in any workers’ compensation claim, and it is important to build a winning case from the start. At Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd., we fight for clients throughout the Chicagoland, Illinois, area who have been hurt in construction accidents. Our attorneys bring decades of legal experience and a strong client-centered approach to every case we handle.
Workers’ Compensation Basics
The Illinois workers’ compensation is a system of benefits provided for workers who sustain work-related injuries or diseases. The allowable benefits are established within the framework set by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the Illinois Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act. Generally, workers who are injured on the job are entitled to payment of medical bills, compensation for time lost from work and compensation for the permanent effects of an injury or exposure to toxic chemicals or other harmful substances or conditions.
Getting The Help You Need
After a construction accident, it is important to consult with lawyers experienced in both workers’ compensation cases and “third-party” cases. A third-party case (personal injury or wrongful death) is one in which another person or entity besides the employer is found to have contributed to the accident through negligence: a general contractor, an equipment manufacturer, a subcontractor, a property owner or even a delivery truck driver.
The need for quick action by our attorneys is often necessary when investigating a construction accident. Our attorneys file emergency motions with the court within hours of being retained in order to obtain a protective order to shut down a construction site so that a construction accident can be properly investigated in a prompt manner. This quick action by our team of lawyers often makes a significant impact on the successful handling of our clients’ cases.
It is important that an experienced attorney looks at every aspect of your case to ensure that all of your rights are protected. Employers, insurance companies and defense attorneys are skilled at handling claims, and often have their representatives already investigating an accident when an injured victim is being transported to the hospital. You will be at a severe disadvantage without your own, dedicated counsel.