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Construction accidents involving heavy machinery, such as forklifts or cranes, may result in catastrophic injuries including amputations, head injuries and spinal cord injuries. A seriously injured worker faces a great many medical, financial and legal challenges.
A construction worker injured on the job in Illinois is entitled to recovery for permanent bodily impairments.
If you sustain an injury to a part of your body such as the hand, arm or foot, you may be entitled to an award or settlement based upon the permanent partial disability you have suffered. This disability is based upon a percentage loss of use of the injured body part. If you have suffered an injury to your back, your disability will be evaluated on how it affects your body as a whole.
Although the Workers’ Compensation Act sets forth a framework for computing this type of disability, it must be emphasized that the particular circumstances surrounding an injury are significant factors in determining the proper compensation the injured worker should receive as a result of a serious injury.
Factors such as occupation, age, inability to engage in certain kinds of work or activities, impairment of earning ability, pain or stiffness, weakness, spasms, and limitation of movement are just some of the considerations taken into account when determining the proper compensation for specific loss recovery.
At the same time, the possibility of a third-party lawsuit against another person or entity besides the employer should be considered. Such third parties may include manufacturers, landowners, subcontractors or even a doctor who committed malpractice in the course of treatment of a workers’ compensation-related injury.
It is important to recognize that our workers’ compensation and third-party team of attorneys, who represent victims who have been injured in a construction site accident, have worked closely with the top physicians in the country to ensure our clients get the best medical treatment available. Our team of Illinois personal injury attorneys also works closely with architects who specialize in making the homes of seriously injured clients accessible. This element of damage is often overlooked by others, but our lawyers recognize it as one of the most important elements of concern for the long-term health and welfare of our clients.
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Because both workers’ compensation claims and injury lawsuits are complex and should be coordinated to ensure maximum compensation from all sources, it is highly recommended that an attorney be consulted as soon as possible after an accident.
Contact any of our lawyers with vast experience in dealing with construction site accident investigation and representing those who have been injured by the negligence of others on a construction site to schedule a free initial consultation.