Representing Clients Injured In Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites can be dangerous places – not just for construction workers, but for pedestrians and bystanders as well. With heavy machinery and hazardous conditions, construction sites see a fair amount of accidents, injuries and even deaths.
Construction site accidents often involve a number of complex legal issues and multiple sources of liability. For instance, a construction site accident may involve causes of action including product liability, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability.
In order to adequately protect your legal rights and seek maximum compensation following a construction site accident, it is important to consult with an attorney who understands the interplay of the various areas of the law that come into play. For more than 30 years, the construction accident attorneys at Taradash Johnson Janezic have focused on accident and injury cases, providing an unsurpassed level of knowledge and experience with respect to the legal claims involved with construction accident lawsuits. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, we can help you pursue a claim for personal injury damages, workers’ compensation benefits, and disability benefits. Contact our office today at 815-669-4635 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about a possible work injury settlement or construction accident lawsuit. We have offices located in both McHenry and Chicago, and we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis so you don’t pay unless you win.
Common Types Of Construction Accidents
At Taradash Johnson Janezic, our construction accident attorneys represent clients in McHenry and Chicago, and throughout Illinois, in construction site accidents involving:
- Ladder injuries
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Equipment defects
- Electrical accidents
- OSHA violations
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction zone traffic accidents
Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Illinois Construction Accidents
Under Illinois law, injured construction workers are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Workers’ compensation benefits are paid by the employer’s insurance carrier, but it is the employee’s obligation to file a claim for worker’s compensation benefits. Additionally, employers and their insurance carriers often deny or reduce the amount of workers’ compensation benefits that they pay. Accordingly, injured construction workers may want to consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer.
Personal Injury Claims For Construction Accidents
In exchange for worker’s compensation benefits, injured workers are prohibited from suing their employers, but that does not mean that they are prohibited from seeking compensation from other responsible parties, depending on the circumstances of the construction accident. For instance, if a construction site accident is caused by a defective piece of equipment, an injured construction worker may be able to seek personal injury damages from the equipment manufacturer. Moreover, the victims of construction site accidents are not always construction workers and can include pedestrians, bystanders, and motorists. In these situations, the injured party may be able to seek compensation from the general contractor, subcontractors, equipment manufacturer or another potentially responsible party in a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact A Construction Accident Lawyer Today
Like all personal injury accidents, it is important to act swiftly following a construction site accident to protect your legal rights. Contact Taradash Johnson Janezic at 815-669-4635 or reach out online to schedule a free consultation with an Illinois construction accident attorney.