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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a range of grim statistics related to work accidents, including:
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.
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 workers’ compensation claim will address the losses (or legal damages) you experience as a result of your construction accident, including:
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).
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:
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.
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