Chicago Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction workers are aware that their jobs involve some risks and construction sites are inherently hazardous. Workers rely on their companies and the sub-contractors with whom they work to operate responsibly and to exercise a reasonable amount of care at the worksite. Unfortunately, contractors do not always adhere to the mandatory safety laws and regulations that are in place to protect their workers and many sustain permanent or fatal injuries.
To investigate suspected construction negligence resulting in serious injury or death, you must contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Passen & Powell has successfully represented clients for over 30 years in the Chicago area, as well as nationwide. We have a deep understanding of the construction business and we are trusted trial lawyers who will aggressively protect your interests.
For a free consultation with a construction negligence attorney, call us at (312) 527-4500.
Common Construction Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction accidents occur daily. Thousands of workers are injured and hundreds are killed every year. Despite the national compliance standards put in place by OSHA to reduce worksite accidents, some contractors continue to ignore the safety measures and fail to conduct proper inspections to ensure the safety of their workers.
The “Fatal Four” construction accidents responsible for 3 out of 5 deaths in 2011 included:
- Falls, including Scaffolding Accidents
- Being struck by objects
- Getting caught in between equipment, such as forklifts and other machinery
Additionally, workers face hazards such as exposure to toxic or flammable chemicals, trench collapse, mishandling machinery, faulty equipment, crane and forklift accidents, lack of protective equipment and repetitive motion injuries. For accident survivors and their families, the emotional, financial and logistical stresses involved with recovery are significant. If you suspect a construction injury or death was caused by negligent or reckless behavior, you need to call an experienced lawyer.
Excellent Reputation and Experience
At Passen & Powell, our goal is to deliver the highest quality representation to you with the utmost respect. We devote our full attention and resources to preparing for the case retaining the most qualified and professional experts to consult with on our client’s behalf. Immediately upon accepting a case, we will begin a thorough investigation into the incident in order to prove negligence and liability with the objective of achieving the maximum compensation our clients deserve.
For instance, in Illinois, an injured construction worker can seek third party compensation in addition to collecting worker’s compensation from their employer. A third party could be the owner of the construction site, a sub-contractor, an equipment manufacturer or an engineer. We seek restitution for all damages incurred by our clients including pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and loss of normal life.
Call to Discuss a Potential Construction Negligence Case
At Passen & Powell, we are preeminent attorneys dedicated to our clients and their families. We offer compassionate guidance and professional consultation. We are also proven trial lawyers, meaning that we prepare each case as if it will eventually go to trial. This practice often results in favorable settlements for our clients outside of court, but makes sure we are extremely well-prepared if we go to trial.
If you have a question or concern regarding a construction accident case, please call us at (312) 527-4500 for a free legal consultation or fill out a Free Case Evaluation.