Today, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous occupational fields for workers. Despite state and federal safety laws and regulations through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction accidents cause injuries, illnesses, and fatalities every day. If you have suffered an illness or injury as a result of an accident on a construction site, our Chicago construction accident attorneys are here to protect you and your right to recover damages and maximize any financial compensation available to you.
Construction accidents are complex and require a thorough investigation by a legal advocate that puts your interests first. While workers' compensation benefits may provide you with disability income, lost wages, and payment of medical expenses following a construction accident, you may be entitled to more. Depending upon the details and circumstances surrounding your construction accident, a construction accident lawyer can identify additional avenues of recovery from third parties.
When faced with a construction injury, do not wait to seek legal advice from a lawyer with specific expertise and a record of success in construction accident litigation. At Vinkler Law, our construction accident lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of construction claims and litigation, helping construction workers and their family members receive maximum compensation for their injuries.
Generally, there are four types of construction accident claims or lawsuits that may arise when a construction worker suffers an injury or fatality on the job. Whether or not one or more apply to you will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding the construction accident and your injuries.
Although your employer may indicate, its workers' compensation coverage will "will take care of everything," it is crucial to seek legal advice. From faulty equipment to the negligence of an employer, construction accidents can involve different types of legal remedies. A consultation with a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer will provide an opportunity to discuss your particular situation and get the guidance you need regarding all potential claims and legal options that may be available to you.
There is a wide range of causes of injuries and fatalities resulting from construction accidents on job sites of all sizes. According to OSHA, each year, one in five worker deaths occurs in construction. Some of the more common causes of construction accidents in Illinois involve:
When it comes to construction accident deaths, most fatalities result from the "Fatal Four" causes: falls from heights, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught or crushed between two objects.
Advocating for the rights of construction workers injured or killed on the job is at the heart of what we do. Whether working on Chicago's latest high-rise venture or new construction or renovations project in the suburbs, our construction accident attorneys are here to guide you with sound legal advice and aggressive representation to ensure your rights are protected.
At Vinkler Law, our skilled legal team has more than 30 years of experience handling construction accident cases of all kinds and stands ready to put that expertise to work for you. If you are injured, or your family member has died as a result of a construction accident, our Chicago construction accident attorneys can help. We represent clients throughout the state of Illinois, with offices in Chicago and Burr Ridge.
To learn more about legal options available to you, contact us today for a free consultation.
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