DuPage County Construction Accident Injury Attorneys
Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Bloomingdale, Naperville, and Lombard
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in which to work. Construction workers are regularly subjected to hazardous conditions that make them more susceptible to accidents and serious injuries. Construction accidents and injuries can result in high medical bills, lost wages and many other hardships. Construction workers who suffer injuries or illnesses on the job are often eligible for workers' compensation from their employer. It can be difficult, however, to navigate the complexities of filing a claim. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury, illness or death on a construction site, it is important to speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney so you understand your options.
For over 40 years, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has represented clients (and their families) affected by construction accidents and injuries in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys have extensive knowledge of construction accident cases as well as all other types of workers' compensation claims. We put this experience to work to provide a comprehensive solution to your legal issues.
We are highly recognized not only for our experience and skill, but also for our tireless commitment to serving the interests of our clients. Our lawyers are honest, compassionate, accessible and down to earth. We understand that construction accidents and injuries can exact a major physical, emotional and financial toll on your family, and we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and seamless as possible. We offer free consultations, extended evening and weekend hours, four area locations to serve you, and we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you never pay upfront attorney fees to receive the experienced representation you deserve.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Illinois
There are numerous hazards that can lead to construction site accidents. These include:
- Overexertion while lifting heavy objects;
- Falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs and beams;
- Being struck by falling objects;
- Accidents caused by heavy and/or dangerous equipment; and
- Exposure to toxic or hazardous chemicals.
If you are injured on a construction site, it may not be as simple as filing a workers' compensation claim. In the construction industry, there are numerous contractor and subcontractor relationships, and it is not always easy to determine who your employer is and thus with whom you should be filing a claim. In addition, there are many cases in which the accident and subsequent injury is caused by a third party other than your employer. In third party injury cases, you may be entitled to pursue damages against the responsible party under personal injury law. If you suffer a debilitating illness or injury and have worked the required number of quarters, you may also be eligible to file a Social Security Disability claim.Pursuing compensation for injuries and illnesses on construction sites can be complicated. Since every individual case is unique, it is essential to consult with an attorney that has in-depth experience with not only workers' compensation law, but all related areas as well, so you can be assured of having the right legal strategy to recover full damages for your injuries. For a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois construction accidents and injuries lawyers, contact Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.