Are you getting the full compensation for your construction injuries?
Construction workers are often seriously injured on the job site and usually qualify for workers’ compensation benefits from their employer. In a worker’s compensation claim, it is not necessary to determine whether the employer is at fault for the injury, and to receive workers’ compensation benefits, the injured employee waives the right to sue the employer for negligence.
Many construction workers have the right to compensation beyond their worker’s compensation benefits for the injuries they suffer.
The general contractor may employ some people working on site and various subcontractors may employ others. Engineers, architects, and property owners may also employ workers on the job site. A worker may be injured as the result of someone’s negligence other than their own employers and therefore the injured worker may qualify for additional compensation beyond their workers’ compensation claim.
At McDevitt & Cobb we have experience evaluating cases involving serious injury on a construction site. This includes assessing the contracts associated with the project, incident reports, photographs, video and applicable industry/safety standards. We can help determine whether you can seek a negligence claim beyond any worker’s compensation benefits you are entitled to and pursue full compensation on your behalf.
General and subcontractors have responsibilities that impact the safety of employees on the project as well as the safety of others who have to travel through the work zone. This includes the administration of safety programs, regular inspections of the work site, maintenance of equipment and coordination of work among various trades and subcontractors in a safe manner. These cases may also involve the failure to properly direct traffic, the failure to establish a safe work zone or the failure to identify and remedy hazards on site.
McDevitt & Cobb has been involved in a wide range of construction accident cases.
We have handled cases that involve contractors failing to properly supervise their employees on the job site, general contractors failing to coordinate the work among trades, the failure to remedy a dangerous condition at the conclusion of the work day and a variety of other settings.
Cases that involve injury on a construction project typically involve significant investigation and often require litigation. Many construction sites involve contracts between general and subcontractors which detail the safety responsibilities of each. Contracts, standard and supplemental specifications, IDOT memos and other publications should also be obtained and reviewed regarding the individual project.
Depositions of project superintendents, engineers, foremen, laborers and others involved in the project are often needed to better understand and define who was responsible for the injuries suffered. McDevitt & Cobb has experience assessing these issues on behalf of our clients so that they recover the compensation they deserve.
If you are injured on the job, contact McDevitt Law Offices. We can assist you in the handling of your case and evaluate the possibility of any other claims or other potential sources of recovery.
The injuries suffered on a construction site are often severe.
The medical expenses associated with these injuries can be high and the lost earnings that many workers suffer are also a challenge for them and their families.
McDevitt & Cobb has experience representing injured workers on a construction site and we are dedicated to serving our clients in and around Chicago and throughout the State of Illinois. If you have suffered injury as the result of an accident on a construction site and require legal assistance, our firm is available to help. Please contact our office at 312-332-0072 for a free case evaluation.
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