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Construction Accident Lawyer Chicago

Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs out there. Construction, however, is what keeps our nation moving forward, making it a very important industry and making construction work essential work. Accidents on construction sites are often extremely serious, and the injuries sustained can be life-threatening. If you have been injured on the construction site, it’s time to consult with an experienced construction accident lawyer in Chicago

The Statistics Tell a Grim Story

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a range of grim statistics related to work accidents, including:

  • In 2018, there were more than 900,000 nonfatal injuries sustained on the job, and about a third of them were caused by slipping, tripping, and falling. 
  • In 2018, more than 235,000 accidents that resulted in injuries so serious the employees required time off were caused by contact with objects and equipment. 
  • In 2018, nearly 2.5 million employees were so seriously injured on the job that they required emergency medical attention. 

Finally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) shares that, in 2019, 5,333 workers lost their lives on the job, and approximately 1 in 5 of these workers were construction workers. 

Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have been injured on the job as a construction worker, your claim will be filed with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. Workers’ compensation is intended to balance the protections provided between both employers and employees. While you have the right to seek expedited compensation for your losses, your employer is protected from being sued each time an accident occurs. 

Your Losses

Your workers’ compensation claim will address the losses (or legal damages) you experience as a result of your construction accident, including:

  • Your related (and covered) medical expenses
  • Your lost earnings while you are off the job and recovering (set at a specific percentage of your current earnings)

One of the trade-offs inherent to workers’ compensation (that helps balance the rights of both sides) is that you cannot seek compensation for the pain and suffering you endure (except under exceptional circumstances). 

Protecting Your Claim

Although workers’ compensation is in place to protect you if you are injured on the construction site, the insurance company that provides the workers’ compensation coverage is invested in turning a profit and will do what it can to diminish your settlement. Taking the following steps can help you protect your claim:

  • Notify your supervisor, manager, and/or employer of your work-related accident as soon after being injured as possible
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions and advice carefully
  • Work closely with a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney from the outset

Don’t Wait to Consult with an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer in Chicago

The fiercely committed construction accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group – proudly serving Chicago – dedicate their practice to helping clients like you obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. Your case is important, and we’re here to help, so please don’t wait to reach out by contacting us and arranging a free initial consultation today. 

Case Results

$4,500,000.00

for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.

$2,100,000.00

for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.

$2,300,000.00

for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.

$1,400,000.00

for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.

$1,200,000.00

for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.

$1,197,000.00

for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.

$175,000.00

for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

$100,000.00

for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.

$100,000.00

for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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