Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys
Construction injuries are, unfortunately, quite common despite efforts to maintain a safe working environment. In addition, if the victim is killed in a construction accident, a wrongful death lawsuit may be applicable. Construction sites are filled with several different people, such as contractors, subcontractors, architects, visitors, employees and delivery trucks, making it more challenging to determine all the parties that may be at fault for an accident.
The Illinois construction injury lawyers at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. have considerable experience representing victims of construction accidents. Our knowledge of the applicable legal issues and experience litigating construction injury cases allows us to provide you with straightforward and understandable advice and to advocate on your behalf in order to obtain the compensation you need and deserve following a construction accident.
Common Causes of Construction Injuries
Construction sites often are filled with heavy and dangerous equipment, as well as working conditions that are much more dangerous than normal circumstances, making accidents resulting in serious injuries or even death all too common. Construction injuries can be caused by a number of reasons, including:
- Defects in construction site equipment, such as ladders, scaffolding, forklifts, bulldozers and cranes
- Explosions and fires
- Electrical accidents
- Tripping and falling over construction equipment, debris or uncompleted parts of the project
- Trucking and other motor vehicle accidents are common at job sites
- Falling objects
- OSHA safety violations
Constructions sites are regulated by various local, state and federal laws, including safety regulations imposed by Agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Workers that are injured at a construction site are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits following an accident. The specific benefits available through worker’s compensation differ from state to state. In Illinois, injured workers are entitled to medical expenses and the applicable disability benefits, depending on the type of injury.
If you have been injured in a construction accident or at a construction site, contact the experienced Chicago construction injury attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. at (312) 443-1331 for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you obtain compensation for your construction accident injuries.