Construction sites are full of dangers. Heavy machinery, toxic substances, potentially unsafe scaffolding and ladders, and large, solid objects like sheets of drywall can all pose injury hazards to individuals in their proximity. In fact, construction workers are among the most frequently-injured workers in the United States.
If you have been injured in an accident at a construction site, you can seek monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Like other types of personal injury claims, a construction accident claim requires substantial evidence. Some forms of evidence you can use to prove your claim are photographs of the accident, eyewitness testimonies from individuals who were present when your accident occurred, and surveillance videos showing the accident. To learn more about filing and pursuing this type of claim, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Because of the variety of hazards present at most construction sites, there are many ways an individual can be injured at one. Some examples of construction accidents include:
If you are a construction worker and you were injured while on the job, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to receive monetary compensation for your medical bills and for a percentage of your missed wages during your recovery. You will need to follow the requirements for a workers’ compensation claim, such as notifying your employer of your accident within 45 days of its occurrence, to be able to receive compensation.
In addition, if you and were injured because of the negligence of another party, such as the property’s owner or another on the site contractor, you can file a personal injury claim. Through this type of claim, you can recover compensation for your medical bills, your lost wages while you recover from your injury, and intangible expenses known as pain and suffering brought upon by the injury.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your damages. How you will receive this compensation depends on whether you are an employee who was injured on the job or if you were simply an individual who was hurt while at a construction site. In either case, it is important that you work with an experienced Illinois construction accident attorney to pursue your claim. Contact The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey today to schedule your initial legal consultation with Mr. Morrissey.
Thomas A. Morrissey is an experienced personal injury lawyer, trusted to protect the rights of those who have suffered an injury in the Chicagoland area.
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