Chicago Construction Accidents Lawyers
Illinois Personal Injury Attorney
The experienced Illinois construction accidents lawyers at Katz Friendman represent workers who are injured at the workplace. Those who work at a construction site are exposed to many health and safety risks on a daily basis. Every year thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in Illinois. Under Illinois law, construction workers have a right to file a workers’ compensation claim for a work-related injury. These claims restrict the amount and type of compensation workers can receive and prohibit workers from suing their employers. If you are injured in a construction accident, however, you may have a third-party personal injury case against someone other than your employer.
At Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, we have decades of experience representing injured workers in both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Our firm successfully prosecuted cases involving a wide range of construction accidents. Most personal injury construction cases involve:
- A general contractor’s failure to maintain a safe worksite
- The negligence of an employee working for another employer such as a subcontractor
- Injury to a highway worker caused by a vehicle
- Injury caused by faulty equipment that is either improperly designed or maintained (product liability)
For example, if a subcontractor is hired to install and maintain a construction elevator and a worker is injured because the elevator fails to function correctly, the subcontractor may be liable for the worker’s injuries. Additionally, the manufacturer of the elevator or parts for the elevator may also be liable if faulty equipment is judged to have caused the accident.
In construction accidents, prompt investigation is critical to identify all possible parties responsible for causing the plaintiffs injuries. Witnesses and relevant parties need to be interviewed, and photographs of the scene need to be taken as soon as possible to prove the case. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a construction accident, contact us immediately for a free consultation on your case. Our attorneys can handle both your workers’ compensation claim and your personal injury civil case.