Chicago Construction Accident Lawyer
Have You Been Injured in a Construction Accident?
Construction sites are dangerous places. As a construction worker, you know this, and have likely taken many steps to protect yourself on the jobs. However, even when you wear all the right safety equipment and don’t take unnecessary risks, accidents still happen. It is the responsibility of the managers, supervisors, general contractors and architects to ensure the safety of their employees and all sub-contractors on the job. If you’re injured due to their negligence, you deserve legal compensation.
When you’re injured on a construction site, you need the help of a competent construction accident lawyer from Balkin & Mausner. Our skilled lawyers can help you navigate the local worker’s compensation laws by filing legal claims on your behalf. Keep in mind, you may be entitled to more than just worker’s compensation benefits. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, contact one of our personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation.
What Causes Construction Accidents
There are many ways that even the most safety conscious workers can get injured while on a construction site. Many times it is due to hazardous working conditions where the injured person wasn’t responsible for the injury at all.
The construction accident lawyers of Balkin & Mausner have handled thousands of construction injury cases including:
- Falls from scaffolding
- Chemical spills
- Crane accidents
- Man hoist accidents
- Malfunctioning or under-maintained construction equipment
- Faulty safety equipment
- Bucket truck accidents
- Defective products
- Falling construction materials such as: rock, wood, bricks, metal, or tools
These accidents can cause serious damage including: causing traumatic brain injury, long-term physical disabilities, dismemberment, and even death.
How A Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help You
A construction accident is usually quite complex, and a lot of hard work and consideration goes into determining the responsible parties. Choosing a lawyer with enough experience to understand the subtle nuances of a construction case is vital to winning your case. Balkin & Mausner has that experience.
Your attorney will help you understand which legal options will best serve your interests. Usually, there are two ways a lawyer will recommend handling your case (depending on the laws of your state).
Workers Compensation Claims
Some states require nearly all jobsite accidents be handled through your state’s workers compensation system. This puts serious limitations on filing personal injury claims, however in some circumstances your lawyer may recommend filing a separate personal injury lawsuit in addition to your worker’s compensation claim.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Some states are less strictly regulated about what types of claims may be filed as personal injury suits. In these states it is much simpler to file a personal injury claim and receive more financial compensation for your injuries.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
If you or a loved one has been injured on a worksite, you need the help of an experienced construction accident lawyer from Balkin & Mausner. They will help you understand your legal options and the best way to proceed with your case. You could receive compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional distress of you and your family
You deserve to be compensated, and Balkin & Mausner is here to help you fight this legal battle. Put our legal expertise to work for you by calling for a free case evaluation.