Chicago Construction Accident Lawyers

Injury Representation for Dyer & Chicago

The construction industry constitutes one of the most dangerous work environments in the United States. By nature, construction sites are prone to accidents and these accidents all too often result in serious injuries. According the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, construction accidents accounted for 1,178 workplace deaths in 2007. Construction workers not only suffer major injuries and sometimes death, but also fall victim to work-related illness. Some complications are covered under workers' compensation, but if you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Common Causes of Construction Injuries

Within the construction industry, injuries often result from evens such as falls, burns, explosions and electrocution. Workers are often injured while using construction equipment or vehicles without proper training or instruction. Defective tools and equipment can also lead to serious injuries.

With the inherent hazards in the construction industry, workers and those present on construction sites should be wise to exercise extreme caution and heightened vigilance at all times. The most effective way to reduce or eliminate the possibility of a serious injury or fatality on a construction site is diligence.

Fight for Compensation with a Chicago Injury Lawyer

When an injury occurs on a construction site, the victim may be entitled to different forms of compensation. Most workers receive workers' compensation from their employer. Workers' compensation usually covers medical costs and lost wages as long as workers can prove liability. It is important to remember though, that depending on the cause of the injury and the parties at fault, additional recovery and compensation may be possible.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you may have the right to financial compensation for your injuries. If you believe that your injuries are the result of someone else's negligence, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Contact Pavich Law Group, P.C. today to speak with an attorney and to schedule your free case evaluation.