Workers Comp for Construction Site Injuries

Categories: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law. | July 31, 2018

In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nearly 7 million US workers are employed in the construction industry. This amounts to 4% of the total workers in the United States.

Construction work is dangerous work. Even though Construction accounts for only 4% of total workers, OSHA notes that over 20% of all work-related deaths occur in the construction industry. Construction injuries can occur because of unsafe working conditions, faulty equipment, lack of safety precautions, or human error. Common construction site injuries include:

· Electric shock and other electrical accidents
· Slip and falls, falls from heights
· Trench collapses
· Crane accidents
· Scaffolding failure
· Defective machinery or equipment

Developers and contractors are legally obligated to ensure that their construction sites are safe and that workers are trained with properly functioning safety equipment. However, even if workers and employers follow all the safety requirements and protocols, accidents can still happen. Equipment can still malfunction. Someone who has taken every precaution can still slip and fall.

If you have suffered a serious injury at a construction site, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. This includes the money to cover medical bill and lost wages during your recovery, and future lost wages if you have suffered a permanent disability.

At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, we understand that many families depend on the income of an injured worker, and we are proud of our record protecting the injured and disabled. 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.