Construction workers work in some incredibly hazardous conditions and utilize heavy and dangerous machinery and equipment. Their jobs place them into very dangerous conditions that can cause serious injuries or death. There are specific laws in place to protect construction workers, but, unfortunately, these laws are not always followed.
The personal injury attorneys at Eckert Law Group, LLC, utilize their powerful combination of knowledge and experience to fight for the rights of injured construction workers. Construction sites are obligated to meet the requirements that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) place on them, and if the general contractor, subcontractor or other construction workers have not followed the appropriate standard of care, they may be held legally responsible for any injuries or deaths that result from their negligence.
Defending Victims of Construction Accidents
There are many causes of construction accidents, but the most common types of accidents come from:
Our personal injury attorneys will fight to help injured construction workers get the compensation they deserve for any injuries sustained on the job.
Workers' Compensation Claims for Injured Construction Workers
In addition to holding any negligent party responsible for your injuries, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act protects injured construction workers and allows them to receive workers' compensation benefits, no matter who was at fault for the accident.
The employer's insurance will pay for the workers' compensation benefits, but the injured workers need to file the claim in order to receive their benefits. In order to ensure that this process goes smoothly and that you receive the benefits that you are entitled to promptly, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Eckert Law Group, LLC. Contact us online to learn more.