There were 818 reported fatalities due to construction accidents in 2013, making it the second most fatal work industry following transportation and warehousing according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although the federal and state government have implemented new safety regulations, construction injuries still happen and still cause serious harm or death to hundreds of construction workers ever year.
The construction accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John Borcia want to ensure all Illinois residents have the proper legal representation available to them should they choose to pursue a case after a construction accident. Seeking compensation will not relieve the physical or emotional damage caused by the accident, but it will help alleviate some of the cost associated with it, including lost wages and medical bills.
Common Construction Injuries
Some of the most common construction injuries include the following:
- Defective and dangerous machinery accidents
- Mechanical risks due to machinery components
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Trenching and excavation accidents
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Compressed gas accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Welding accidents
- Confined-space accidents
- Transportation accidents
In many cases, construction accidents are covered by an employer’s Worker’s Compensation plan in their insurance policy. Unfortunately, this is sometimes not enough to cover expensive medical bills or lost wages. That’s why it’s important to consult a construction accident lawyer to discuss your options. You may be eligible to receive further compensation from the property owner, general contractor, or sub-contractor.
Need an Expert Lake County Construction Accident Lawyer?
If you wish to discuss your accident with a Libertyville construction injury lawyer, contact the Law Offices of John Borcia today. We work cases on a contingent basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do, and to help our clients even further, we also offer FREE legal consultations for each case.
To learn more about your rights following a construction accident, contact the Law Offices of John Borcia at (847) 566-8623, or fill out our online form.