Chicago Construction Accident Attorney
Construction sites are inherently dangerous for workers and any others who walk or drive across them. Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States and when an individual is injured in a construction accident, he or she can potentially be seriously injured or killed.
When an individual suffers an injury in a construction accident, he or she can pursue monetary compensation for his or her related damages through a personal injury claim. Working with a personal injury lawyer can improve the likelihood that the individual’s claim will be successful for a few reasons: lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance providers to reach appropriate settlement amounts for their clients, and experienced lawyers understand the personal injury claim process and can handle it on their clients’ behalves while the clients recover from their injuries.
Types of Construction Accident
There are many different ways you can be injured in a construction accident. These include:
- Electrical injuries;
- Injuries from being crushed between objects;
- Collisions with equipment;
- Eye injuries;
- Injuries and illness from contact with hazardous materials;
- Hearing damage due to prolonged exposure to dangerously loud noises; and
- Heat exhaustion from working for prolonged periods without water or rest breaks.
Seeking Compensation for your Construction Accident Damages
Whether you were an employee at the construction site or you were not involved with the construction at all, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for the following damages through a construction accident claim:
- Your medical expenses;
- Your lost wages; and
- Your pain and suffering damages, which can include your emotional trauma and your reduced quality of life due to chronic pain related to the injury.
In any personal injury claim, you need to demonstrate that your accident was due to another party’s negligence, rather than you own. This could mean demonstrating that your employer failed to provide you with sufficient safety equipment or failed to repair the machinery in use at the construction site, or that the builder failed to take sufficient care to prevent injury to passersby. You can demonstrate this with evidence, which can include:
- Photographs of the accident;
- Copies of your medical bills;
- Documentation of your lost wages now and any other career-related damages you suffered, like a reduced earning capacity due to a permanent injury; and
- Documentation showing how your quality of life deteriorate because of the injury.
Work with an Experienced Chicago Construction Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in a construction accident because of another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact our team at Michael T. Friedman & Associates PC to set up your initial consultation with us to discuss your case in greater detail. Do not wait to give us a call and start working on your claim. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of your accident.