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Chicago Area Construction Site Accident Lawyers

Attorneys for Job Site Injuries Throughout the Chicago Metro Area

A construction site is an extremely dangerous place to work. With dozens, if not hundreds, of workers moving around, many pieces of heavy equipment and tools, and various potentially hazardous materials onsite, it is hardly surprising that thousands of accidents occur on American construction sites each year. Thankfully, many of these accidents are relatively minor, and the victims are able to make a full recovery and get back to work quickly. In other cases, however, construction site injuries can be very serious, leaving an injured worker facing a whole host of challenges.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law in Bensenville, IL, our skilled attorneys have been helping injured construction workers for over 30 years. We have more than a century of combined experience in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation law, and we are equipped to handle even the most challenging cases. If you or a loved one was injured while working on or visiting a construction site, our team will do everything we can to get you the full compensation you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.

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Third-Party Construction Site Injury Claims

When an employee is injured on the job in Illinois, he or she is usually eligible for benefits under the state's workers' compensation program. Many workers on a construction site, however, are contractors rather than employees, which means they are often not eligible for workers' comp benefits for a work-related injury. In cases such as these, an injured worker may need to file a third-party personal injury claim to obtain compensation from the party or parties who caused the workers' injuries. For example, you could file a third-party lawsuit against a general contractor whose negligence regarding safety protocols led to the accident in which you were hurt. In some situations, you might need to file both a workers' comp claim and a third-party injury claim to get the full compensation you deserve, and Kaiser Hafezi Law is prepared to help you do so.


Falls are among the most common injuries on construction sites, including trip-and-fall accidents and falls from heights. Many worksites require workers to do their jobs many stories above the ground, which makes fall prevention equipment extremely important. Unfortunately, such equipment is not always used properly, and falls do occur. Construction sites also present a wide range of trip-and-fall hazards, as there is often equipment, materials, and debris scattered around most sites. Whether you have been injured in a trip-and-fall accident or a fall from heights, the lawyers at Kaiser Hafezi Law can assist you in recovering damages.

Falling Objects

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, we know that as a construction project moves along, workers are often working on various floors or levels. With workers above and below one another, falling objects can create serious dangers. It is not uncommon, unfortunately, for a worker to drop a tool or have a piece of equipment fall out of his or her hand. Building materials can also break free while being lifted and fall to the levels below, potentially causing severe injuries. Our lawyers help workers injured by falling objects, including those who have suffered head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and any other type of injury.

Fires and Explosions

Burn injuries caused by fires and explosions are tragically common on construction sites. Many construction-related jobs require the use of highly flammable or explosive materials and tools that generate extremely high temperatures. For example, an excavation company may use dynamite or other explosives to dig a foundation or to drill shafts. Most building projects involve a number of welders, and a welding torch typically produces a flame of over 5,600° Fahrenheit (3,200° Celsius). Accidents involving fire or explosives can cause severe burns and other catastrophic injuries that could alter the course of the rest of your life.

Harmful Exposure

While many construction site accidents cause traumatic physical injuries, it is also possible for workers to suffer from medical conditions caused by exposure to harmful materials and hazardous chemicals. Depending on the situation, a harmful exposure injury can occur in a singular event or the injury can develop due to cumulative exposure over time. A worker who is exposed to harmful substances could suffer from respiratory problems, heart conditions, and various types of cancer. Collecting compensation for conditions caused by harmful exposure can be challenging, but our experienced team is equipped to help.

Heavy Equipment Accidents

Construction sites are generally full of various types of heavy machinery and equipment, including excavators, backhoes, lifts, bulldozers, and many different types of cranes. An accident involving heavy equipment can cause workers to be seriously injured or killed. Workers may be struck by moving equipment or caught between machines. A crane collapse or a defective machine can also cause severe injuries. If you have been injured as a result of an accident involving heavy equipment on a construction site, the lawyers at Kaiser Hafezi Law will do everything possible to get you the compensation to which the law says you are entitled.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

A large percentage of reported construction site injuries are those that are caused by singular events such as a fall or being struck by a falling object. However, it is also possible for construction workers to suffer from injuries that develop over time due to repetitive motion or repetitive strain on a particular body part. Painters, for example, may experience shoulder problems due to performing the same side-to-side painting motion repeatedly for many hours at a time. At Kaiser Hafezi Law, we know that repetitive motion injuries can be just as problematic for construction workers as traumatic injuries, and we will work hard to help you recover the damages you need to move forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What should I do if I was
injured on a construction site?

A. If you were involved in a construction site accident and you suffered any type of injuries, the first thing you should do is seek appropriate medical attention. Then, you should contact an experienced construction site injury attorney at Kaiser Hafezi Law for guidance. We will assist you in notifying your employer, supervisor, or foreman of your injuries and filing the necessary paperwork. Our lawyers will also help you determine the best course of action for recovering the damages you deserve based on the circumstances of your case.

Q. Can I sue my employer for
my construction site injuries?

A. If you were injured while working as an employee on a construction site, you generally cannot sue your employer for damages. You may, however, be eligible for workers' compensation benefits from the state. It may also be possible to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit if someone other than your employer caused your injuries through negligence or carelessness. Our lawyers will help you explore all possible avenues for recovering compensation.

Q. Who can be held
liable for my injuries?

A. If you are eligible for workers' compensation, you will not need to prove that someone else caused your injuries in order to collect benefits. To collect compensation through a third-party lawsuit, however, you will need to show that your injuries were caused by another party's negligence. This party could be an onsite contractor who failed to follow safety rules, an intoxicated heavy equipment operator, or the manufacturer of a defective tool, just to list a few examples. In some cases, multiple parties could share in the liability for your injuries.

Q. I was injured while walking
by or visiting a construction site.
What are my options for collecting compensation?

A. If you have been hurt near a construction site or as a non-working visitor, you will probably need to pursue compensation from the party or parties who caused your injuries. These parties may include the owner of the property, the general contractor, or any subcontractors on the site. It is important to work closely with an experienced construction site attorney who can help you understands any and all options for recovering compensation that may be available to you.

Client Testimonials

  • My wife Linda and I are clients of Kaiser Law firm. Recently Linda was involved in a car accident where she was rear ended and sustained injuries that resulted in extended time away from her job. Dan was instrumental in obtaining a reasonable and fair settlement for loss of income and medical expenses. Dan was professional and kept us advised along the way. Their staff was a joy to work with. We feel very grateful to be their clients.

    - William Johnson

  • Hi Mariam, this is Shirley Haas. I’m calling to thank you for the extraordinary efforts you put forth on my behalf after my personal injury accident. Your personal interest in me went above and beyond and I truly appreciate it. Also, I am extremely pleased with the settlement you got for me. Again, thank you very much.

    - Shirley Haas

  • My family and I used Dan Kaiser to help us with a case last year. We had never been involved in any kind of legal matter and he was very kind, informative and thoughtful throughout the whole process. In the end we got what we felt was a very fair settlement. We would definitely use Mr. Kaiser and his firm if we ever have the need arise again.

    - Terri

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