Chicago Construction Injury Attorneys • Construction Site Accident Lawyers Serving Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties
Construction accidents involving equipment 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.
An employee who is injured on the job in Illinois is entitled to recovery for the permanent impairment to the parts of the body which were injured in the work-related accident at a construction site.
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 which you have sustained to that part of the body. This disability is based upon a percentage loss of use of the part of the body that was injured. If you have suffered an injury to your back, your disability will be evaluated on its effect on 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 which 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 in determining the proper compensation for a 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 best 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 recognizes 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, all of whom 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.
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd., with offices in Chicago, represents clients throughout the State of Illinois, in communities such as Joliet, Rockford, Aurora, Peoria, Kankakee, Rock Island, Wheaton, Champaign-Urbana, Ottawa, and Springfield.