Chicago Construction Accident Attorneys • Work Site Accident Lawyers
Construction sites are frequently the location of serious on-the-job injuries in Illinois. After a construction accident, it is important to coordinate Illinois Workers’ Compensation with any other potential third-party liability injury lawsuit in order to maximize recovery of optimal benefits for the injured worker.
Causes of injury range from steel erection to unsafe scaffolds, from crane accidents to ladder and roof falls to equipment-related failures. A prompt and thorough investigation of a construction accident by our experienced personal injury lawyers and investigators will reveal any and all causes of the injury or death.
Construction Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Assistance
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 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.
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 contractors, 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 in the successful handling of our clients’ cases.
It is important that an experienced attorney look 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.
The lawyers at the Chicago, Illinois law offices of Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. have been representing and protecting working men and women injured in construction accidents in Illinois for more than 55 years.
Contact any of our lawyers, all who have 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.