Fighting Against Subcontractor Or Contractor Negligence

Injured construction workers who seek our legal counsel and representation have sometimes been injured because of the negligence of contractors or subcontractors at construction sites where they work. An injury brings pain and expenses no matter who or what caused an accident. However, legally and financially, case outcomes may differ quite a bit, depending on the chain of command under which on-the-job injuries occur.

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At a construction site, a contractor is generally hired by the property owner to accomplish a building objective. It is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure that safe practices are followed. They should follow OSHA guidelines and require other people at the construction site to do the same. Contractors are responsible for making sure that scaffolding is erected safely; that trenches are safely excavated; that loose materials are not left strewn on walkways; and that people working on high places are properly protected with safety straps.

If you were working directly for a contractor when you were injured, you most likely have a workers’ compensation claim, regardless of whether the contractor was at fault. If the property owner was negligent, you may have a third-party liability claim against him or her.

A subcontractor works for a contractor at a construction site, usually in some specialty area such as electricity, plumbing, framing carpentry, bricklaying, masonry, or finish carpentry. If you were injured at the construction site where you were working because of the negligence of a subcontractor, you may have the opportunity to file an injury claim or lawsuit against that person.

Note: Scenarios described on this website are hypothetical or report actual cases of past clients. Each workplace injury case is unique. You should talk to an attorney as soon as possible about your own serious or catastrophic injury at an Illinois workplace. Call or email our law offices to schedule a conversation with an experienced attorney.

If another party’s negligence harmed you, call today at (312) 779-6610 to get started.

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    We understand the uncertainty you face and aim to provide you peace of mind. Clients may worry about making ends meet while missing work because of injuries or staying out of debt from medical bills. Our aim is to go above and beyond what you expect so that you can focus on recovery.

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    Anesi Ozmon has four generations of leaders and decades of experience protecting the rights of those injured. When you come to our office, you don't just get our team, you get our history.

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