Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Construction Workers

Categories: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law. | December 19, 2020

Construction workers have some of the most dangerous working conditions of any job. The risks lurking in construction can lead to serious injuries, or even death. Each day, on average, two construction workers die of work-related injuries in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (‘OSHA’) recent statistics, one out of five workplace fatalities takes place in the construction industry.

At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, our construction accident lawyers are committed to securing the most favorable recovery for laborers injured on Illinois construction sites with our team of skilled construction worker injury lawyers. Moreover, we understand that when your workplace is a construction site, injuries can be more severe than typical workplace injuries due to the dangerous circumstances. If you are injured in a construction accident, we can help you deal with the insurance company, file a claim, and get the compensation you deserve.

When filing a claim for a construction site injury, it is important to understand who can be liable for causing the injury. The construction industry often exposes an employee to dangerous worksites that increase his or her susceptibility to being in a serious accident. These serious accidents can include:

– Falling from scaffolding
– Exposure to toxic chemicals
– Improper use of dangerous equipment
– Electrocution from exposed or faulty wiring
– Being struck by heavy equipment or machinery

All of these injuries can be severe enough that the worker can be out of work for a long time, or even permanently. At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, we understand that many families depend on the income of injured workers, and we can assist you in getting the maximum recovery for your lost wages, medical bills, and other related costs resulting from your Illinois construction accident. We have handled well over 30,000 claims for injured workers throughout the state of Illinois. For immediate help with a work injury case, call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online.