Illinois Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in Illinois. If you suffer an injury while working on a construction site, you may have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits for your injuries. However, filing a claim can be a challenge without an attorney on your side.
At Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, our Illinois construction accident lawyers represent injured workers in their insurance claims. Our attorneys can help you pursue maximum compensation and support your path to recovery. Call us today at (312) 586-1700.
Why Choose Us For Your Construction Accident Case
- Our firm is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome. We have recovered over $400 million, including an $18.6 million settlement for a construction accident victim.
- The aftermath of a construction accident can be painful and debilitating. Our attorneys will handle all aspects of your claim so you can focus on recovery.
- Our attorneys pride themselves on their dedication and attention to detail. We will pursue every available avenue in your case to recover maximum benefits.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Every day, construction workers put themselves at risk of harm, and each year, hundreds suffer injuries on the job. Construction accidents can occur for several reasons, from improper equipment maintenance to employer violations of industry safety standards.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
- Electrical accidents
- Chemical spills or leaks
- Equipment malfunctions
- Falls from scaffolding or ladders
- Being struck by falling objects or debris
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Demolition mishaps, including explosion accidents
- Crane or forklift collisions
How to File an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you are a construction worker who sustains an injury on the job, you likely qualify for a workers’ compensation claim. Illinois law requires most employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. Through these claims, you can recover compensation for accident-related medical expenses, short-term disability benefits, and longer-term benefits if your accident results in a permanent loss of function.
To file a workers’ comp claim, you will need to inform your employer of the accident in writing within 45 days. Your employer will then have 30 days to file the claim; however, he or she may claim that you are not eligible for benefits. For example, your employer may claim the accident occurred due to a violation of the law, a company policy breach, or a self-inflicted action.
You can choose to appeal your claim at this stage. You can also take prior steps to strengthen your case, including the following.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident and save all records related to your injuries and treatment.
- Document your injuries and the accident. Take photographs of your injuries and the area around the accident site. Record the names of any witnesses in the area.
- Start a journal. Each day, record information about how the accident is affecting your life and the steps you take to receive treatment.
- Contact a workers’ compensation attorney to handle your claim. Your lawyer will handle every aspect of your claim on your behalf, from negotiations to paperwork completion.
Hiring an attorney to represent you from the beginning can provide several benefits to your case. As soon as possible after the accident, speak to an Illinois work injury lawyer at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC.
Contact an Illinois Construction Accident Attorney Today
If you are in a construction accident in Illinois, the attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC are here to help. We will fight aggressively for your right to recover maximum benefits and will not hesitate to escalate your claim if necessary. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.