Falls are a major cause of serious injury and death on construction sites, especially for people who work on elevated structures. Often these deaths are caused by negligent conditions such as a lack of guardrails, safety nets and tethers.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, we take the safety of construction workers as a serious concern. Many of our attorneys used to work in construction while they were in college and law school. If you have been injured in a construction accident or your family member died in a fall, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options.
While you have a right to benefits from workers’ compensation, those benefits are limited and will not compensate you for everything you have lost. Our lawyers will evaluate your case to see whether you may also have the right to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for the accident.
The following are examples of negligent conditions that can lead to falls on construction sites:
Filing personal injury lawsuits against negligent contractors can do more than compensate the victims of construction accidents. It can also send a strong message to construction companies to provide a safer environment for workers.
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There is never a charge to discuss your case with our experienced personal injury attorneys. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To schedule a meeting, call 312-226-4236 or send us an e-mail.
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