Workplace injuries can happen on construction sites, in factories and even in office settings. Delivery truck drivers, employees who operate heavy machinery, and those whose jobs require repetitive motion are often at risk. At The Horwitz Law Group, our Chicago workplace injury lawyers offer experienced and strategic advocacy to protect the rights of our clients injured in workplace accidents.
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Workers’ Compensation Claims
Most workers injured on the job are limited to workers’ compensation benefits, unless negligence or other liability can be proved against a defendant other than the employer or a fellow employee. Workers’ compensation is intended to be the exclusive remedy for what would otherwise be personal injury litigation between workers and the companies they work for. As your representatives, we will investigate your claim, collect all necessary documentation and aggressively pursue your interests.
We are experienced in workplace accident claims involving:
There is a great deal of construction in and around Chicago at all times. Carpenters, plumbers, contractors and electricians can be involved in accidents in any number of dangerous situations. Contact The Horwitz Law Group for more information regarding the possibility of monetary compensation following your accident.
Chicago streets are busy, and road workers must do their job while facing the risk of being struck by inattentive drivers. If you have been injured while on the job, do not hesitate to contact The Horwitz Law Group.
Landscapers run the risk of injury from equipment such as lawnmowers and chainsaws, or hazards in the environment such as falling branches. Contact an experienced Chicago injury attorney as soon as possible if you were injured on the job while working on landscaping.
Heavy Equipment Operators
Injuries as a result of accidents involving heavy equipment can be serious and often catastrophic. The Chicago workplace injury lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group can fight for compensation on your behalf.
Truck, Machinery and Delivery Drivers
Employees can suffer severe workplace injuries while driving or maintaining delivery trucks, semi-trucks or forklifts. A skilled Chicago workplace injury attorney can examine your situation and provide sound legal advice on the best course of action.
Factory workers in Chicago spend days, weeks and months around heavy machinery, loud work areas and slippery floors. Serious injuries can occur at any time. Contact The Horwitz Law Group for more information regarding monetary compensation.
Repetitive Stress Injury
Chicago workers who perform the same motion for months, years or even decades run the risk of causing injuries to various body parts. If you suffer from a repetitive stress injury, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, contact a Chicago attorney immediately.
Workers are often called upon to lift, push or pull heavy objects. These motions can put severe strain on the spine and muscles of the back. A Chicago personal injury lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group can help.
In some situations, workplace injuries can be serious enough to cause death. In these cases, the surviving family members can seek monetary compensation for medical bills and lost wages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact The Horwitz Law Group for more details regarding workplace injuries.
Third-Party Claims in Workplace Injuries
In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you may also be able to pursue a third-party claim against a non-employer responsible for your injury. In cases where the accident was the fault of a property owner, an independent contractor, a delivery driver or an equipment manufacturer, a claim for personal injury damages can often be brought against a non-employer defendant at the same time that a workers’ compensation claim is pending or even paying benefits.
In the construction industry, where workers employed by many different employers perform different specialized jobs at the same site, accident cases can usually be brought as personal injury claims, with or without a workers’ compensation claim. Because personal injury damages are broader and potentially much greater than workers’ comp damages, in most cases, it will normally be to the injured worker’s advantage to file a personal injury lawsuit whenever the law allows it, and when the evidence indicates the liability of someone other than the employer.
If you or someone you care about has been injured, contact a workplace injury lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group in Chicago, Illinois, by calling 312-641-9200.
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