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The Chicago injury lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. have handled many injury cases for construction workers hurt on the job. Claims involving construction accidents may involve, wrongful death actions, workers’ compensation claims, or in the absence of compensation benefits, personal injury claims and/or other civil actions. If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a construction accident occurring during the course of employment, our team of accident and injury attorneys can evaluate your matter, discuss available options, and assist you in determining the appropriate action to take.
As everyone knows, construction work is very dangerous. The activities involved on construction project sites are such that the potential for serious injury is significant, especially if such construction site is being operated in an unsafe manner, or not in adherence to state and local regulations. Even in circumstances where the laborer may have entered into an agreement to hold his employer harmless for injuries sustained during the course of construction, the injured still may be able to seek relief, because such agreements have been held to be wholly unenforceable and void against public policy, pursuant to Illinois statute regarding Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act.
Thousands of construction workers are injured every year in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 4% of all construction laborers are injured or killed each year in construction related accidents. Many construction workers in Chicago are injured every year. If you, or a loved one, have been injured at a construction site, it is important that you understand your legal rights to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other losses. If the construction accident occurred within Illinois, or the employment was pursuant to a contract created within the State, an Illinois injury attorney should be consulted as soon as is possible.
Illinois statutes provide regulation for many other construction related areas such as architecture, engineering, roofing, land surveying, and structural engineering, to name a few. Often times, the prior negligence of another person or entity created an unsafe condition leading to a construction accident in which injuries were sustained. As such, it is important to have a legal professional, such as a construction accident injury attorney, provide a full and comprehensive assessment of the incident, to determine who might be at fault, and therefore liable.
Injuries suffered at construction sites can be profoundly severe, and unfortunately, can often be life changing. The accident and injury attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. understand that after suffering traumatic injuries your immediate concerns are to get proper medical treatment; have out-of-pocket expenses and medical bills reimbursed; see to it that you are compensated for any lost wages; and to ensure that the insurance companies involved will cover your entire course of treatment, including any physical therapy sessions that are related to the accident. Our team of Chicago construction accident attorneys will discuss your case and review the possible and appropriate steps you can take. Our injury and accident lawyers will also interact with insurance carriers and other parties involved in your case to make sure that medical and financial concerns are handled in an appropriate and efficient manner.
If you live in Illinois and you or someone you love have been injured in a construction work site accident, contact us online or call us at 773-516-4100 to set up a FREE personal injury consultation to discuss your legal options.