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Midwest Injury Lawyers represents those that have been injured in workplace incidents – including construction accidents. We’re passionate about pursuing justice on the behalf of victims, and we’ll guide you through the process of seeking fair compensation for your pain, suffering, and expenses.

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Common Causes of Construction Accidents Include:

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Lack of fall protection on elevated structures

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Negligently constructed scaffolds

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Irresponsibly maintained or inspected construction equipment

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Poor protection from falling objects

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Tripping hazards

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Missing guards or supervisors

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Subpar protection on power tools

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Electrocutions

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Slippery surfaces

How Construction Accident Lawsuits Work

Injured construction workers have the right to file third-party lawsuits against parties that are not their employers – often outside contractors, equipment manufacturers, or property owners. Although financial recoveries against employers are affected by workers’ compensation laws, compensation from third parties is not.

After sustaining any injuries on a construction site, you should consult an attorney to understand your rights. There are many details to consider – liability, compliance with safety regulations, engineering, supervision, and more. Speaking with an experienced attorney will help you understand the amount of compensation you deserve for your injury.

At Midwest Injury Lawyers, we have helped file efficient, successful construction accident cases involving:

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Trips and Falls

Many slip-and-fall accidents occur on potentially dangerous construction sites. Although some falls are covered by workers’ compensation benefits, some victims may be eligible for damage compensation from a third party that was involved. Speak with our experienced Chicago construction accident attorneys to learn more.

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Exposure

We have handled many cases involving the exposure of victims to harmful toxins and chemicals. Certain elements can cause construction workers to suffer from serious respiratory illnesses, and victims deserve to be compensated for their medical expenses and damaged health.

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Lack of Training

One of the best ways to prevent construction site injuries is via thorough safety training and education. When employees and managers are not properly trained, the risk of serious injuries and even deaths increases dramatically. Our attorneys are proud to represent innocent victims who have been impacted by subpar preparation and education at construction sites.

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OSHA Violations

When a third party violates Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, and a worker is injured, they should be held accountable. Midwest Injury Lawyers will pursue justice under the full extent of the law and ensure victims are made whole after an accident occurs.

Experience is Essential in Construction Accident Lawsuits

Although there are many Illinois construction accident law firms out there, not all have the same level of experience. You deserve representation from a team with a proven track record of successful settlements and client defense.

At Midwest Injury Lawyers, we have decades of combined experience representing construction workers in court. Our construction accident law firm in Chicago has secured vast sums in compensation amounts, and we know local regulations backward and forward. When you retain our legal services, you can rest easy knowing that we’ll fight until the last breath for your rights as an injured victim.

Our construction accident lawyers have helped victims obtain financial settlements for:

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Lost income or benefits

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Pain and suffering

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Lost earning potential

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Medical and hospital bills

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Future necessary medical treatment

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Punitive damages

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Reduced abilities or enjoyment of life

The sooner you reach out for legal aid, the stronger your case will be. Contact our construction injury law firm immediately to learn what kind of settlement you could be owed by the negligent or guilty party.

Why Hire a Construction Accident Attorney?

There are many Illinois and Indiana state requirements encircling construction accident laws. An expert accident attorney will ensure your case meets every guideline, deadline, and expectation.

Our team builds impenetrable construction accident cases by:

  • Investigating construction accident claims

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  • Turning to relevant experts for testimony

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  • Collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses

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  • Studying insurance policies

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  • Negotiating with insurance companies involved

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  • Aggressively representing cases in court

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What Past Clients Say

See how our Chicago construction accident lawyers have successfully defended previous cases. Our attorneys are well-versed in Illinois and Indiana state regulations, and we share the same high level of attention and dedication with every client. For further testimonials, reach out to our team.

I was referred to Sam Carl via a different firm while I was looking for a personal injury lawyer due to a serious cycling accident. If you have ever had the need to seek out representation, you know how overwhelming the process can be and how difficult it is to know if you are making […]

Matt

Sam Carl is a fantastic attorney. I was injured in an accident with a faulty product earlier this year and was referred to Sam by a business associate. He was able to resolve the matter much quicker than I anticipated and to my complete satisfaction. Sam is everything you want in a lawyer- He is […]

John P.

Getting in touch with Samuel R. Carl completely turned my situation around. I went from a mountain of medical bills, and my credit on the line, to everything getting resolved with money I deserved back in my pocket. Sam was extremely patient, professional, and more than willing to work with me.

Harley M.

Mr.Cameron proves to be professional, hardworking, compassionate all while yielding results. After consultation with a couple of other firms, we decided to go with Chet. Upon our initial meeting, he assured us that he would do his best, and I believe he gave us that and more.

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You Don’t Pay Our Construction Accident Attorney Upfront

We’ll begin the pursuit of justice with a free evaluation. Then, should you choose to retain our legal services, we’ll work on a contingency fee policy. That means you don’t pay our construction site accident lawyers until we’ve successfully obtained a fair settlement on your behalf.

A Word from One of Our Construction Injury Attorneys

Proving liability in construction accident lawsuits is complex, so it’s important to contact an attorney who has experience handling such cases. Take advantage of our Free Case Evaluation offer. I will listen to the circumstances of your accident, answer questions, and provide you with available legal options for your consideration. If you choose to hire us, we will start working immediately on your behalf to build a strong case and recover the maximum compensation for your injury.

– Chester L. Cameron

FAQs About Construction Accident
Laws and Attorneys

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Can I get more than just workers’ compensation for my construction injury?
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Yes – you may be able to file a third-party lawsuit to obtain compensation from another party. Consult with an experienced construction accident attorney to learn more about negligence and accident liability – as well as the compensation you deserve.

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Who is responsible for making sure construction sites are safe?
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Property owners, general contractors, and often subcontractors are responsible for the safety of workers at their construction sites. However, the extent of each party’s responsibility can vary from case to case. Our skilled attorneys can help you determine who is at fault for construction negligence and resulting injuries.

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Do I need an attorney to file a construction lawsuit?
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We highly recommend seeking legal representation when filing a construction accident lawsuit. Personal injury law is complicated, and you need to present the strongest case possible. Our legal team will help you do that with years of experience, training, and passion.

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Can I file a lawsuit even if I’m collecting workers’ compensation benefits?
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Yes, you can still file a personal injury lawsuit if someone other than your employer contributed to your injury. However, your workers’ compensation carrier may be entitled to get some of your recovery money back if other responsible parties are found to be at fault.

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What is the statute of limitation in an Illinois construction accident case?
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In both the states of Illinois and Indiana, plaintiffs have up to two years from the accident date to file their claim. This deadline is only extended under rare circumstances of late discovery. If a governmental entity is involved, construction accident claims must be filed within one year of the accident date in Illinois.

In Indiana, a tort claim notice will be required to be served within 180 days if the governmental construction tortfeasor is a city or county entity and within 270 days after the incident if it involves the State of Indiana. It is imperative that you contact our attorneys promptly to preserve your right to pursue action for a construction accident.

Request a Free Consultation

Tell our experienced team about your accident and/or injuries. One of our personal injury attorneys will contact you to schedule a free case evaluation. Remember: you won’t pay for anything unless we secure a compensation on your behalf.

Call (312) 786-5881 or send us a message online to get started.