Construction workers create better futures for their communities as they create new schools, roads, homes, office complexes, and so much more. Every day on a construction site, a worker uses complex machinery, sometimes high up on scaffolding and in grueling weather. Whether it’s a bulldozer, crane, or other operating machinery, construction workers must ensure these pieces of equipment get used carefully and that everyone follows the correct safety procedures.
Tragically, construction worksite accidents do happen. A worker might fall, be electrocuted, or get struck by equipment or materials. Sometimes these accidents result from carelessness or negligence; sometimes, they happen due to defective equipment and machinery. Regardless of what caused the accident, full compensation for those injured could be available.
There is no such thing as too much information in a personal injury case involving construction equipment.
After an accident with a large construction vehicle or any construction-related accident, you will almost certainly need help from an experienced construction accident attorney. That’s because construction companies, contracting companies, and other parties who may be responsible for your injury will immediately muster their legal teams to fight your case. Employers and insurance companies will use their experience , to try to avoid paying the amount of compensation construction accident victims often deserve. Working with an attorney who understands this complex, often overwhelming, area of personal injury law can give you a better shot at getting the help you deserve.
Clifford Law Offices has a long history of winning construction accident cases. A prominent example of our success in construction cases involved injuries sustained at the John Hancock Building in Chicago. We represented injury victims and those who lost loved ones due to the collapse, and we ultimately secured a $75 million settlement for our clients.
In a non-construction worker case, we obtained $6.8 million for a mother who fell through the Styrofoam flooring of a home under construction, which the builder invited her to see.
In another case, Kevin Durkin, a partner at the firm, obtained a $2.95 million settlement for a construction worker who fell through an unsupported roof on a project at Chicago’s Navy Pier and fractured his pelvis and wrist.
Click here to see some examples of the numerous construction site accident cases we have resolved in Chicago over the last three decades.
Construction-related accidents are serious matters. Even when they are not fatal, the lasting physical and mental harm is significant to victims and their families. Promptly gathering the right evidence and properly preparing your case for trial is fundamental to proving the injuries and damages incurred, and getting you the compensation you deserve.
If you have questions about your construction-related accident, contact our Chicago team at (312) 899-9090. We are here to support you.