The dangers present on many construction sites are significant and injuries are common. While working in risky conditions is a fact of life for most construction workers, the devastating consequences of a serious construction accident still come as a shock.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured, or a family member has died in an Illinois construction accident, we encourage you to contact us at Ripplinger & Zimmer LLC. In your free consultation, we will discuss your case and offer compassionate legal counsel on your ability to recover financial compensation.
Exposing Negligence and Taking Action for You
Workers’ compensation insurance may not be your only means of getting financial help to cover medical costs, lost wages and other consequences. Many construction accidents involve equipment or conditions for which someone other than your employer has liability. A successful lawsuit against a negligent third party, such as an equipment manufacturer, property owner or consultant, may be much more valuable than the workers’ compensation claim in helping you deal with the long-term impact of your job injury.
Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers are adept at identifying responsible parties whose negligence may enable you to take strong legal action and obtain the money you deserve. We have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate your construction accident injuries or work-related illness, resulting from:
- A ladder fall or fall from scaffolding, through floors or roofing, or on any dangerous surface
- Impact from dropped or thrown objects
- An explosion or fire on your worksite
- Being hit by trucks or other vehicles
- Exposure to chemicals, toxic materials, or other harmful materials such as asbestos, benzene, chlorine or excessive dust