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Lawyers Representing Injured Construction Workers in Illinois and Throughout the United States

Compared to many other professions, construction workers face more risks in their day to day jobs. While there are a variety of government regulations requiring employers and subcontractors to meet certain safety standards, all too often, these regulations are ignored or shortcuts are taken, and workers can be seriously injured or killed as a result.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our compassionate attorneys understand the devastating effects that a construction accident can have on a family, and we are dedicated to helping those who have been injured achieve justice and receive the financial compensation they deserve.

Common Construction Accident Injuries

Injuries at construction sites can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including:

  • Falls - Falling from a higher level to a lower level, from ladders or scaffolding, or from construction equipment is the leading cause of death for construction workers. Employers or subcontractors may be held liable for injuries that occur due to their failure to provide the proper protective equipment or training on fall prevention.
  • Equipment malfunctions - The machinery used at a construction site can be very dangerous, and defective equipment can cause severe injuries. A product manufacturer or equipment supplier may be responsible for the harm caused by defective cranes, forklifts, excavators, power saws, welding machines, nail guns, or other tools or vehicles.
  • Falling objects - Large and heavy materials are often used at construction sites, and accidents can occur in which these objects fall and injure workers or bystanders. Even small objects can cause serious injuries when they fall from a great height, and multiple parties may be liable when their negligence leads to injuries from falling debris.
  • Electrocution - Negligent handling of electrical cables or improper signage can lead to serious and fatal electrocution injuries. An equipment operator who did not take the proper precautions or a utility company that failed to provide warnings about the location of power lines may be responsible for the damages that occur as a result.
  • Hazardous substances - The chemicals used at construction sites can be volatile, and improper handling or labeling can result in deadly explosions or fires that can cause severe burn injuries. Exposure to toxic chemicals can also lead to serious, long-lasting injuries or illnesses.

Contact an Illinois Workplace Injury Lawyer

While those who are injured on the job may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, these payments may not address the full extent of the harm caused to a family. At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, our personal injury attorneys can help you establish liability for your workplace injury and pursue full compensation from the negligent parties. We will work to help you receive the financial resources you need, while also taking steps to protect others' safety by ensuring the circumstances that led to your injury are addressed and corrected. To get the legal help you need, contact us at 312-605-8800 and schedule your free consultation today.

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