Know Your Rights If Your Are Injured In A Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident?

A variety of vehicles are used on construction sites, including pickups, trucks, forklifts and other types of equipment. Since many construction workers use vehicles on the job or do their jobs in close proximity to vehicles, the risk of injury in an accident is high.

At Healy Scanlon Veugeler Gannon in Chicago, our attorneys represent construction workers who have been injured in construction vehicle accidents. We also represent family members in wrongful death cases. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Accidents Caused By Third Parties May Warrant Further Legal Action

In most cases, workers’ compensation is the only source of recovery for a person who is injured on the job. However, there are times when you may be entitled to compensation both from workers’ compensation and by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

While you generally cannot sue your employer, you can sue third parties who injure you. A third party is anyone other than your employer or a co-worker. As long as the other driver in the motor vehicle accident is not working for your employer at the time of the accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver if he or she was at fault.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit allows you to collect compensation for losses that are not covered by workers’ compensation such as pain and suffering. You can also recover compensation for all lost wages, rather than two-thirds of lost wages as is covered by workers’ compensation.

Contact An Illinois Work Truck Accident Lawyer

There is never a charge to discuss your case with a Chicago construction vehicle injury lawyer at our firm. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak with us, call 312-977-0100 or send us an e-mail.