Chicago Construction Accident Attorneys
If you were injured while working on a construction site, your Illinois workers’ compensation benefits will likely cover a lot of your medical costs and make up for some of the income you lost while you were recovering. But while these benefits are unquestionably helpful, you may also find they are still insufficient to cover all the losses you experienced due to your accident. Your workers’ comp benefits can leave plenty of ongoing expenses unpaid and won’t fully replace all of your lost wages. And those benefits also don’t provide anything for the pain and suffering and other intangible losses you incurred because of your construction accident injury.
However, if a party other than your employer was wholly or partially responsible for your injuries, you may be able to recover substantial damages beyond workers’ compensation benefits.
At Hammond Law LLC, we understand the disruption and distress a construction accident injury can cause to workers and their families. With determination, experience, and skilled advocacy, we help injured workers throughout Chicagoland get the compensation that can help them get back on their feet.
Risks and Dangers Everywhere
Most people recognize that a construction site is dangerous, but they may not know just how many dangers lurk around every corner.
There are many causes of construction-related injuries and deaths, including:
- Inadequate worksite safety policies and procedures.
- Crane accidents.
- Exposure to toxic substances.
- Electrical hazards.
- Bridge, tunnel, and trench collapses.
- Falling objects and debris.
- Construction vehicle accidents.
- Gas leaks and explosions.
- Welding accidents.
- Absence of safety gear and equipment.
- Faulty safety gear and equipment.
Many jobs require construction workers to climb scaffolding and ladders, lay and repair roofs, form and inspect elevator shafts, and perform other tasks that put them at risk for catastrophic injuries should they fall.
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Construction-Site Accident?
Regardless of strict safety regulations and codes meant to make construction sites safer, accidents can occur, causing injury, disability, and death.
With the stress of prolonged medical treatment and rehabilitation, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, recovering from your accident is that much more challenging. It’s even worse when you are your family’s primary income source.
If you were hurt while working on a construction project, contact Hammond Law today. We know our way around job sites as well as the courtroom and have helped Chicagoland construction workers and those who depend on them obtain compensation and peace of mind. The initial consultation is free, and there’s no fee unless we recover money for you.