Serious and debilitating injuries may result from construction accidents. Although workers compensation may provide some benefits to those injured at a construction site, additional remedies may be available. Construction workers are protected by state and federal laws intended to provide a safer workplace.
It is important to identify all parties involved in construction accidents, whether a contractor, subcontractor, site architect, or equipment manufacturer. Construction accidents can involve scaffolding accidents, crane accidents, equipment malfunctions, toxic exposure, structural collapses, or falling objects or equipment. We may consult with experts in civil engineering, construction safety, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations to evaluate and understand the acts that caused your injury.
You or someone you know may be able to recover damages for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. The spouse of an injured person may be entitled to damages for loss of consortium, which include the value of loss of services and loss of companionship provided by the injured person. If you were injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is important to act quickly because the statutes of limitations limit the time in which you may bring a claim.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction work site accident, contact us online or call us at 312-782-4545 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.