Construction sites are busy, noisy places. Large diesel engines may run constantly, making it hard for workers to hear approaching dangers. There is often little or no warning for dangerous conditions such as holes, slippery surfaces and unsecured building components.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our lawyers represent construction workers who have been injured on job sites. We also represent family members in wrongful death cases. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Your employer is generally protected from personal injury lawsuits by employees in exchange for providing workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a program that provides benefits to injured workers regardless of who was at fault. However, there are times when you have legal options in addition to workers’ compensation.
If you are injured by a third party (someone other than your employer), you may also be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against the third party. Examples of third parties include:
While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is responsible for the enforcement of safety and health law at construction sites, cutbacks in the agency has made it less effective in protecting workers. Our civil justice system can provide a strong deterrent to construction companies that put workers at risk.
There is never a charge to discuss your case with an attorney at our firm. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To schedule a meeting, call 312-226-4236 or send us an e-mail.
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Per Governor Pritzker’s recent request that workplaces reduce their workforce and work remote whenever possible, please be advised that our office remains open, but many employees will be working remotely until the end of the month. Mail, voicemail, and emails will be received. We thank you for your patience during this period of time.