Helping Those Injured In Illinois Construction Accidents

The construction industry is a major source of employment opportunities across the United States and specifically in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Unfortunately, construction sites can be very dangerous places to work. Heights, temporary structures, heavy machinery and changing crews can contribute to the hazardous conditions often present on construction sites.

If you are injured while working on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation. Most people are familiar with the concept of workers' compensation benefits for injured workers. While this is one way to receive compensation for a construction accident injury, if the accident was caused by the wrongful or negligent conduct of a third party, such as architects, general contractors, subcontractors, premises owners or construction managers, you may be entitled to compensation from one or more of these entities.

OSHA Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations. These laws and regulations set forth certain standards that must be followed by employers. Generally, the laws and regulations provide that employers must keep workplaces free of serious recognized hazards. There are multitudes of specific laws and regulations that must be followed by employers.

The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Landa are incredibly knowledgeable in OSHA regulations and can review your situation to determine if you have a case based on the violation of OSHA standards.

Types Of Construction Accidents

There are many types of construction accidents. Some of the most common are:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Accidents involving falling or swinging objects
  • Falls from heights
  • Crane collapses
  • Accidents due to temporary structures such as scaffolding
  • Defective tools
  • Defective heavy machinery
  • Fires and explosions

Any of these accidents can result in serious injuries to workers on construction sites. Injuries to the head, face, neck, spine, limbs/digits are common results of construction site accidents. Any and all of these injuries can have a major impact on the victim's quality of life. They may not be able to return to work for a period of time or at all. This can have a catastrophic impact on being able to support their family.

It is also not uncommon for the victims of construction accidents to die. In the case of death due to an accident on a construction site, the victim's next of kin may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Ryan, Ryan & Landa can evaluate whether you may be entitled to death benefits and compensation via workers' compensation benefits, or a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Put Our Skill And Experience To The Test

If you or someone you know was the victim of any of these accidents or any other accident on a construction site, you should know that you or the person you know may be entitled to compensation.

The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Landa are experts in representing clients in Chicago and the surrounding areas who have been injured on construction sites. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as the result of a construction accident, contact our Waukegan office today for a free consultation. Call 847-416-0362, or send us an email. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don't win your case, you don't owe us a thing.