Chicago Construction Accident Attorney

Construction accidents require lawyers with expertise

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous for workers as well as for the 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, an Illinois construction accident attorney from The Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine 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 eardrums 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 construction related injuries, or believes that negligence played a part in your injury, consult a construction accident lawyer immediately:

  • Head injuries/brain injuries/TBI
  • Cumulative traumas
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Severe wounds
  • White Finger Syndrome

You deserve compensation

Suffering an injury as the result of someone else’s negligence can result in a significant financial burden and take a huge toll on your savings, your quality of life and your family. In addition to the immediate medical costs associated with your injury, you may have ongoing or long-term costs for medical care, including physical and occupational therapy. Some injuries can cause emotional distress or result in short- or long-term loss of income that can have a major bearing on your financial future and the financial well-being of your family.

When someone else’s negligent actions or inactions cause you to become injured, there’s no reason you should have to shoulder the financial burden associated with the cost of your accident. At The Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine, we know standing up against an employer isn’t always easy, and without legal guidance, it can be difficult to know what to do to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Construction workplace accident lawsuits can be very complex. The best way to make sure your rights are fully protected is to begin working with a skilled and experienced attorney as soon as possible.

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  or call us at (312) 263-1000 today. We serve clients throughout Illinois and Chicago.