Construction is among the most dangerous occupations in America. Each year, one in ten workers in the construction industry is injured.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, a Chicago construction accident lawyer can help. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, our team of experienced trial lawyers will work with you to fight for justice and full compensation.
Workers’ compensation is just one option
Not every injury is serious, but whatever injuries have occurred, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The benefits may be sorely inadequate to provide for your needs, particularly if you have suffered an injury that will have a long-term effect on your health, quality of life or earning power. You have options that should be explored with our help.
If you are struggling to survive after a construction site injury, the Chicago construction accident attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can help you seek full compensation from every possible source. Compensation may come from workers’ compensation benefits or from a third-party lawsuit, when possible.
Do I have a construction accident case?
If you were injured while on the job, you are legally restricted from filing a lawsuit against your employer. However, if the accident that caused your injury was the result of a negligence by a “third party,” a company and not your direct employer, then it may be possible to file a third-party lawsuit to recover far more compensation.
It is imperative that your case is reviewed to determine whether you have the option to file a lawsuit against another party – and seek compensation that matches the level of your injuries. It is often possible to file a third-party lawsuit, but only a full evaluation of the facts will reveal whether this is possible in your case. Please contact a Chicago construction accident attorney at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates at once for help.
Contacting qualified accident lawyers
The experienced Chicago injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can quickly assess your case and determine how to best move forward. You won’t be expected to pay until we have settled your case. Along the way, we’ll cover any costs associated with investigating, documenting, and litigating your case.
What are some common types of construction accidents?
Specific projects may involve unique risks, certain types of accidents occur far too often in the construction industry, including:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, windows or roofs
- Slip and fall accidents
- Shocks and burns from exposed wires, power lines, unfinished electrical systems
- Injuries from falling debris or objects, whether equipment or building materials
- Workers being caught between objects and/or heavy machinery or materials
- Being hit by a vehicle, either from vehicles involved in the work or driving in the vicinity of the work
- Exposure to toxic fumes, dust, aerosols, etc.
It is worth noting that many of these types of accidents, as well as others not listed, can also affect pedestrians in the vicinity of a construction site.
Do I need a lawyer?
Unless you have a second job as a Chicago construction accident attorney, it’s not likely you have a good sense of your rights and options. Over the years, lawmakers have worked to establish a system that treats injured workers fairly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that insurance companies are eager to pay out the highest benefits possible. Persons or companies named in an injury lawsuit can also fight back to protect their assets.
If your injury has the potential to affect the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make the most of any opportunity you have to seek compensation while you can. Contact our trial lawyer team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates law firm for high-level legal representation if you were injured on a construction site.
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