Construction Accident Law Firm Chicago

Construction Accident Law Firm Chicago

OSHA shares that construction work is one of the deadliest professions and construction workers frequently suffer extremely serious injuries that require protracted recovery periods. If you’ve been injured on the worksite, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is essential to your ability to regain your health and strength, and a dedicated construction accident law firm in Chicago can help.

Construction Accident Statistics

The statistics related to construction accidents paint a telling picture, and they include:

1,061 construction workers died on the job in 2019, which accounts for 20 percent of all fatal accidents on the job for that year.

  • OSHA’s four fatal accidents on construction sites include falls, accidents involving being struck by something, accidents involving being caught in or between large objects, and electrocutions.

Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured on the job, your damages will be covered by the workers’ compensation insurance that is provided by your employer. Workers’ compensation is intended to protect employers from disruptive lawsuits related to accidents on the job and to provide injured workers with an expedited path forward in the event of an accident. Obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is not always as straightforward as it should be, however, and you’re well-advised to have an experienced construction accident attorney in your corner.

Your Claim

Your workers’ compensation claim will address your economic damages, which include your medical expenses and your lost earnings. Workers’ compensation does not, however, cover your physical and emotional damage. This is how workers’ comp coverage attempts to balance the rights of employers and employees. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that workers’ compensation will not automatically cover your economic damages in their entirety, and this is where your experienced construction accident attorney comes in.

The Insurance Company

The insurance company that covers your claim is paid to cover your losses, but it is also a for-profit business that is invested in keeping its settlements as low as possible. Be wary of the following scenarios:

  • If the insurance company comes back with an early settlement offer, it may be tempting to accept and be done with the matter, but it’s likely an attempt to finalize your claim before you become aware of the full range of your damages.
  • If the insurance company denies your claim outright, it’s likely a blanket attempt to make your claim simply go away (even if it is a viable claim to begin with).
  • If the insurance company makes the claim process exceptionally arduous, it is likely an attempt to get you to give up out of frustration.

Do not assume that the insurance company prioritizes your best interests.

Reach out to a Well-Respected Construction Accident Law Firm in Chicago Today

The Chicago construction accident attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., understand how important your claim is to your future well-being and are committed to harnessing the full force of their vast experience in pursuit of your most favorable claim resolution. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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