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Know Your Legal Rights Following Construction Accident

Construction sites are active, dangerous places, with lots of heavy equipment and hazardous working conditions. Moreover, there are often a number of parties involved in any given construction project, including general contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, materialmen, delivery truck drivers, property owners and other tradesmen.

When an individual is injured in a construction, he or she is probably confused about his or her legal rights. Depending on the specific facts surrounding the accident, the injured party may have multiple legal claims, including the following:


  • Worker's Compensation. State worker's compensation laws general require that employers to provide injured employees with benefits, including medical/rehabilitative expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits if the employee is unable to work temporarily or permanently due to a workplace accident, regardless of who was at fault for the workplace accident.

  • Personal injury claim. If someone other than the worker's employer was responsible for the accident, the injured employee may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against that party. For instance, if the injured construction worker was employed by a subcontractor, but he or she was injured as a result of the negligence of the general contractor or another subcontractor, the negligence party may be liable for any injuries sustained in the construction accident.

  • Product liability claim. If the construction employee was injured by an unsafe or defective product, he or she may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the defective product through a product liability cause of action. Products liability claims involve identifying design defects, manufacturing defects and other negligence. Product designers, manufacturers and even retailers may be held liable for the injuries incurred.

  • Safety violations. In Chicago, there are several policies in place for protecting construction workers from dangerous falls. In many cases, the victim of a construction site fall will have a personal injury claim aside of any worker's compensation claim.


At Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish, our Chicago construction accident attorneys are experienced handling a wide variety of construction accident claims, including third party construction accident claims. Our Chicago construction accident attorneys have in-depth knowledge of construction law and will pursue all applicable legal claims to protect your rights. If your child has been injured in a construction accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (800) 784-0150 to learn more about your legal rights.

 

Steinberg Goodman & Kalish  (www.sgklawyers.com) is dedicated to protecting victims and their families.  We handle medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, auto accidents, professional negligence, birth trauma, and railroad law matters. Contact us at (800) 784-0150 or (312) 782-1386.


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