Representing Clients with Construction Injuries in Personal Injury Actions
Construction injuries are, unfortunately, relatively common given the hazardous nature of construction worksites. The nature and severity of construction accident injuries varies widely depending on the cause and type of the construction accident. Because the victims of construction accidents are often construction workers themselves, legal claims for construction injuries can involve a number of issues and sources of liability. Accordingly, it is important to consult with an accident and injury lawyer who has the skill and experience to handle the interplay between tort laws, workers’ compensation laws, and insurance laws.
Over the past 30 years, the personal injury attorneys at Cohen and Bodo have helped hundreds of accident and injury victims – including those injured in construction accidents – obtain significant damage awards and settlements for their injuries. Contact our office at (847) 790-4246 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago construction accident lawyers to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit for your construction injuries.
Work Injury Claims
Construction workers who are injured on the job are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits through the employer’s insurance carrier. Workers’ compensation benefits are limited to a percentage of the injured worker’s salary, up to a specific maximum amount, and are limited in duration. Accordingly, workers’ compensation may not be enough to adequately compensate an injured construction worker for his or her injuries.
Depending on the circumstances of the construction accident, however, an injured construction worker may be able to recover additional compensation from any negligent third parties in a personal injury lawsuit. For instance, if a construction worker is injured on the job by defective equipment, he or she may be able to recover personal injury damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
Construction workers aren’t the only ones who can be injured on a construction site. Bystanders, pedestrians, and motorists can also sustain construction injuries while on or near a construction work site. For instance, a motorist could be injured while driving through a construction work zone or a pedestrian could be injured by a piece of falling scaffolding while walking on the sidewalk near a construction site.
In these situations, the injured party may be able to recover compensation from negligent parties in a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury damages can include compensatory damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering.
Contact a Construction Accident Attorney
Because construction accidents and injuries involve complicated legal and factual issues, it is important to consult with a lawyer who understands both tort laws and workers’ compensation laws. The Chicago construction injury lawyers at Cohen and Bodo focus on representing accident and injury clients, and accordingly we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the various legal issues that arise in construction accident claims. Over the past 30 years, we have used our negotiating skills and our litigation experience to obtain numerous favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients who have suffered construction injuries.
Contact our office at (847) 790-4246 to learn more about a possible personal injury claim for your construction injuries.