When It Comes To Construction Site Injuries, You Have Options
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in Chicago, as well as the rest of the United States. It has one of the highest numbers of injuries and deaths of any job.
But construction workers know this; many take significant safety precautions to prevent injury. However, sometimes workers still sustain injuries — many of which are not their fault.
I am attorney Roger Rudich, and I help individuals throughout Chicago recover for construction accident injuries. For 30-plus years in the practice of law, I have seen countless accidents and injuries.
The most common injuries I see, include:
- Scaffold injuries. Falls still cause the most fatalities in construction each year.
- Back injuries. Many people overexert themselves on the job, injuring their back.
- Chemical exposure. Dangerous chemicals can lead to inhalation injuries, illness or burns.
- Equipment injuries. Construction workers may be caught in machinery or pinned, causing severe injuries and fatalities.
Benefits Under The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act
Fortunately, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act covers your medical expenses, lost wages and any permanent injury. As your lawyer, I will fight to make sure you receive maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Construction Workers: Special Claims Against Third Parties
Construction workers are in a unique position when they suffer a job-related injury. Not only does the law allow them to file a workers’ compensation claim, but they may also pursue a personal injury claim against a third party if their injury resulted from the negligence of another group. For example, a defective product or piece of equipment, or a negligent subcontractor may have contributed to the dangerous situation that caused an accident.
Third-party claims follow the same rules as other negligence claims. You must show that some party had a duty of care to you, but was negligent in that duty, which contributed to your injury.
These cases can be complicated, and you need an experienced attorney to help you determine if this type of claim applies to your situation.
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With decades of experience, I can handle even the most complex of claims.
If you have suffered any type of construction site injury, I can help you determine which legal options we could pursue to get you maximum compensation.