Chicago Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction accidents require lawyers with expertise
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous for workers as well as for passersby. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 300,000 injuries and over 1,000 deaths occur at construction sites annually. Regardless, construction projects are necessary. While employers are expected to protect their workers according to regulations, accidents do happen. When they happen because of negligence, a Chicago construction accident lawyer from the Blumenshine Law Group can help injured clients seek coverage for their injuries.
Common types of construction accidents
With the extreme conditions often associated with construction sites—towering heights, powerful machinery, etc.—injuries that workers sustain can be particularly severe, sometimes with lifelong effects. Common types of accidents and injuries that occur at construction sites include the following:
- Caught in/under/between. One or more body parts become stuck, pinched, crushed, or squeezed by equipment or building materials.
- Falls from heights. A worker falls off a ladder, scaffold, roof, or other elevated surface.
- Same-level fall. A slip, trip, or stumble and fall onto a non-elevated surface causes injuries.
- Struck by/against. A worker, or one of his or her body parts collides with a piece of equipment or machinery, or he or she is struck by a flying or moving object. Additionally, severe noise can strike or impact the ear drum(s) of a worker.
- Motor vehicle accidents. Traffic accidents can be caused by debris or activity at a construction site.
- Other musculoskeletal injuries. Workers can sustain injuries to the legs, knees, ankles, feet, back, neck, or arms due to overexertion, kneeling, squatting, lifting, overextension, awkward postures, hand pinching, gripping, vibration, or exposure to other repetitive motions.
Injuries that require an attorney
When construction workers are injured, they are typically eligible for coverage under workers compensation laws. But if an injury occurs due to negligence (or suspected negligence) at the construction site, there may be additional compensation to obtain. In addition, the most serious injuries often involve eligibility for some type of disability benefits. If you or a loved one suffers any of the following serious injuries, or believes that negligence played a part in your injury, consult a Chicago construction lawyer immediately:
- Head injuries/brain injuries/TBI
- Cumulative traumas
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe wounds
- White Finger Syndrome
Attorneys who care
Our Chicago injury law firm is made up of passionate advocates for employee rights. When construction workers are injured because they are not adequately protected at work, we are prepared to fight on their behalf.
For a free consultation about your construction accident injury case, contact the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine today. We serve clients in Cook County and throughout Illinois.