Chicago Road Construction Worker Accident Lawyer
Roadway construction projects pose a great risk to workers. They involve all the risks generally associated with construction, with the added danger that comes work performed in proximity to moving traffic. If you were a victim in a road construction accident in Chicago, the road construction accident attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates may be able to help.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Illinois ranks among the top five states in the country with the most fatalities at road construction sites between the years 2003 and 2015. Even if these accidents do not result in death, collisions between workers and vehicles or heavy machinery can lead to life and future of a worker.
Understanding Your Road Construction Case
If you have been injured in a road construction accident, it’s vital that your rights and interests are protected by an experienced Chicago work injury attorney. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we are recognized as the premier Chicago work injury law firm. We have recovered what was the largest verdict ever awarded in Illinois history. You can trust us to do right by you and your family.
A no-cost consultation will give you important insight into the strength of your case. We can provide the options that you have for seeking compensation. Our attorneys have secured more than $1 billion in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. We are personally dedicated to achieving justice and full compensation for those they represent.
Our legal team takes great pride in the fact that we have achieved substantial settlements in cases other firms feared to take on. These cases were complex and required trial experience, both of which we are well-equipt to handle. During three generations of service to workers in Illinois, we’ve learned a great deal about the body of law that relates to workplace injuries. Our Chicago personal injury team knows the effective legal strategies to employ in injury claims.
Mounting medical bills, lost income, lost earning potential and pain and suffering all add to the stress that an injury can cause for you and your family. The sooner you call our Chicago road construction accident lawyers, the sooner we can begin to relieve some of this burden.
You can arrange a free consultation by phone, or you may choose to take advantage of the “Live Chat” function on this website. Don’t wait to call – the more time we have to document and build your case, the better the outcome.
Examples of Roadway Construction Accidents
As at any construction site, there is always a possibility of injury. From any number of sources, whether equipment, debris, or the actions of other workers, injuries can occur. Some types of accidents are unique to roadway construction projects, and the consequences to workers can be very serious.
- Passing vehicles striking a flagman: The flagman works directly in the line of traffic, helping to ensure that cars stay away from workers. He or she also directs drivers to behave safely in the vicinity of the work site. As a flagman, you are almost entirely at the mercy of any inattentive or reckless driver. The risk is even greater if you were not properly positioned, if you did not receive adequate training on the job you were asked to do or if you were not provided with appropriate safety and protective equipment.
- Passing vehicles striking a worker: If you are active in the road work zone, there is always the possibility that a driver will strike you. This could be the consequence of a driving error, but it could also be the result of inadequate planning or defense of a safety zone for the work that is being done.
- Construction equipment striking a worker: Road repairs can require heavy equipment such as dump trucks, bulldozers or excavators. These vehicles can strike workers as they back up or cause them to be stuck between the vehicle and an object.
Take Advantage of Our Resources
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates take responsibility for the costs associated with establishing, presenting and, if necessary, litigating your case, with no fees due until the case is resolved. You won’t be asked to pay until we have achieved a settlement or verdict in your favor. Let our Chicago accident lawyers help you seek justice and the maximum possible in compensation. Call now.