The Danger Construction Workers Face
Jobs in the construction industry are among the vocations that record the highest number of workplace fatalities due to the heavy machinery equipment workers have to handle. Some common accidents in the construction sector include:
- Tripping and falling from heights
- Being struck by a falling object
- Accidental electrocution
- Getting caught in/between machinery and objects
- Excessive noise/vibrating tool hazards
- Exposure to irritants
Filing A Lawsuit For An Accident At A Construction Site
If you’re injured at a construction site, you’re entitled to the workers’ compensation benefits and may only file a lawsuit under special circumstances. The laws in Illinois do not allow you to sue your employer for injuries suffered on the job.
Fortunately, you can file a third-party claim. A third-party claim is a personal injury lawsuit against a party other than your direct employer or a co-worker.
Aside from the employer, other parties may have been the precursor to the accident and might be named in the lawsuit. These parties include equipment manufacturers, property owners, subcontractors and general contractors.
Where the accident at a construction site has resulted in the death of a victim, the family members can file a wrongful death claim for damages.
Talk to Us About Construction Accident Cases
If you have suffered or lost a family member due to an accident in a construction site, we can help you file a lawsuit and claim compensation for damages. I am an experienced personal injury lawyer ready to take your case. We take no legal fees unless we recover for you. For a free consultation, call Nick Kujawa, Attorney at Law, in Belleville at 618-589-1721 or send us an email.