Winning Workers Compensation Claims in Illinois

  Advice from a Chicago Injury Attorney Workers compensation laws are notoriously complex. In Illinois, all employers with at least one part- or full-time employee must have workers’ comp insurance, as the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission explains. The construction and extraction industries are some of the most dangerous industries for employees, and many workers understand the…

Workers’ Comp is Fighting My Injury Claim

  Question: On June 24th I was carrying a 4×8 sheet of plywood on the 8th floor roof when the wind caught the plywood and spun me around, twisting my back and bringing me to my knees. On June 25th I went to the doctor and found out that I tore the lat muscles on…

I was Crushed Between Two Forklifts

  Question: I was crushed between two forklifts by a fellow employee, I went to Mercy hospital, and had X-Rays and sent home the next day. Off work for a week with crutches and back to work on light duty answering phones and paper work, for 4 months. Now I got released from the doctor…

My Boss Said His Workers’ Comp Binder Had Run Out

  Question: I was injured on a jobsite and informed my boss the next day. He asked if I had a broken wrist by the amount of swelling. I said I did not know but was going to the hospital. He did not offer any insurance info. The hospital sent me to a specialist after…

4 Common Construction Site Dangers to be Aware of

Construction sites are generally dangerous places to work due to the amount of heavy machinery and equipment, unstable structures and other hazards on site. Because of these risks, serious injuries and fatalities are common, and there are many accidents in this industry each year.

3 Common Construction Site Hazards

30By their nature, construction sites are dangerous places to work. Unfinished buildings, trenches, power tools and exposure to outdoor elements all contribute to making construction work one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. According to the United States Department of Labor, more than 6 million people work at an estimated 250,000 construction…

5 Common Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are surprisingly common, and they can be debilitating if you do not handle them in the correct manner. Workplace injuries are not just a reality in high-risk professions like construction; they can affect anyone regardless of the job.

3 Important Questions Regarding Construction Accidents

  Important Questions Regarding Construction Accidents Construction workers play a vital role in social development by erecting houses, offices and bridges, as well as maintaining and repairing infrastructure. Their work is difficult and dangerous, and they operate in some of the most hazardous and taxing situations. Despite strict safety regulations, construction site accidents still occur,…

4 Construction Workers Injured in Chicago Building Site Accident

Working on a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, and it is not uncommon for Chicago construction workers to sustain serious injuries or even die on the job. Construction work is critical to the development of any city, and if you are a construction worker, it is important that…

Chicago Construction Site Accident Rates Remain High

Thousands of construction workers suffer injuries on the job every year in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a large number of these are fatal. In 2013, there were a staggering 4,405 fatal work injuries recorded for U.S. workers, a large number of which took place at construction sites. While the…