Construction Accident Lawyers

When an accident occurs at a construction site, it can be severe. The effects of the accident can run the gamut, from injury and disability to death. It’s important to have someone on your side to help you through the emotional but necessary steps to seek restitution for your injuries. This is when retaining the services of good construction accident lawyers can be beneficial. At Block, Klukas, Manzella & Shell, we serve Joliet and the surrounding cities of Mokena, New Lenox, Lockport and Plainfield with excellent representation.

Can You Sue Your Employer?

While it’s true most employees may not be able to sue their employer for a construction-related accident, it’s also true if the accident was caused by willful negligence or that of another party related to the accident, employees can seek financial compensation for the damages they incurred. It’s imperative to seek the counsel of experienced construction accident attorneys so your rights can be protected.

There Are Several Factors in Construction Accidents

In construction accidents, there are usually many factors involved and several things an experienced construction accident lawyer will look at. For example, if the accident was caused due to faulty design, an architectural firm may be a party to a lawsuit. If the accident was based on an electrical problem, the electrical contractor may be at fault. Construction elevators malfunction and break, concrete trucks that carry thousands of pounds of wet cement can break down causing injury, construction vehicles, including cranes, trucks, dump trucks, scaffolding, hydraulic tools, and other structures, engineering miscalculations and the list goes on. What is the most important aspect of your potential case? You. Getting well to the best of your ability, having a quality of life that is as close to what you had before the accident, handling the post-traumatic stress of the accident and recovery and being compensated for the pain, suffering, and loss you have been subjected to is all important.

OSHA Violations

Many times, an accident can be connected to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations. OSHA was put into place to reduce the number of accidents and to improve worker safety. If repeated OSHA violations are noted, it can show a pattern of disregard for employee safety. The repeated offender, whether it’s an employer or a contracting company, would be liable for the damages it caused.

What We Do for Our Clients

We are compassionate, committed construction accident lawyers and professionals in our practice of the law. If you have experienced a personal injury and are seeking worker’s compensation, we can help. At BKMS, our attorneys have extensive education and experience. We have successfully litigated construction accident cases and have the resources to fight major corporations if necessary. We work to secure your rights and help bring a satisfactory resolution to you.