Construction Site and Work Related Accidents
When a worker gets injured on a construction site they can make a claim through the Illinois Workers Compensation Act for their injuries and time off from work. This is a good benefit for injured workers and their families but the damages allowed in these claims are limited by the statute and can be inadequate to fully compensate for serious injuries. Often work related injuries are caused by third parties and an additional claim can be made for compensation beyond the minimum coverage allowed by the workers compensation act. Instances of faulty equipment, falling tools or debris from sub-contractors and negligent supervision by the general contractor continue to be sources of injury to workers at construction sites and the potential liability of third parties is something that should be fully investigated in order to make sure that the worker is fully protected in the event of a serious injury. If you have been seriously injured or suffered the loss of a family member due to a construction site or work related accident you likely have many questions that need to be answered. The Gorey Law Group will work hard to get you the answers that you and your family deserve. Please contact us at (312) 445-5859 or send us an email for a free consultation.