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DuPage County Construction Worker Falls Attorney

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Lawyers for Those Injured in Falls on a Construction Site in Bensenville, Cook County, and Elk Grove Village

A construction site is one of the most dangerous places to work in any industry. On an average day at a construction site, you might encounter dozens of other workers, various harmful or hazardous substances, many pieces of heavy machinery, and a great deal of moving equipment and materials. From an outside perspective, the activity on such a site may seem like barely controlled chaos. Unfortunately, in the midst of all the moving parts, accidents can and do happen, including different types of falls.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, we understand that when a construction worker falls, the results can be severe and tragic. We also know that the path to collecting compensation for a construction site fall can be long and difficult. Our experienced construction site injury lawyers have been helping injured victims protect their rights since 1990. We have helped many clients who were injured in construction site accidents collect full compensation for their injuries, including those who were hurt in falls. With our experience and background, we are fully equipped to help you seek the financial compensation you need to start putting your life back together.

Trip and Falls and Falls From Heights

A fall can occur in a mere instant on a construction site, and there are two basic types of construction-falls. Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents can happen on a work site just as they can anywhere else, but the risk for such falls is often increased on a construction site due to the debris and obstacles that are often left around the site. A slip or trip could lead to injuries such as broken bones, as well as back and neck injuries.

The second and more serious type of fall that is all too common on a construction site is a fall from heights. A large number of construction jobs require workers to perform tasks at heights, and the fall protection offered onsite often varies depending on the company overseeing the project. Most new construction projects begin with the digging of a foundation, which means that it is possible to work at ground level and still be at risk for falling from heights. Whether you are working at the edge of a deep hole or many stories about the ground, falling from heights can cause catastrophic injuries or even death.

Building Your Case for Compensation in Elmhurst and Melrose Park

According to Illinois law, if you fell in the course of doing your job as an employee, you are generally eligible to file a claim for benefits under the state's workers' compensation program. The bad news is that collecting workers' compensation benefits is not always easy, and the benefits are not always enough to cover all of your losses. At Kaiser Hafezi Law, our experienced attorneys will work hard to get you the workers' comp benefits to which you are entitled under the law even as we explore other avenues for compensation as well.

If you were working as a contractor when you were injured, you may not be eligible for worker's comp benefits, but that does not mean you are not able to collect anything. Many construction-related falls are caused by another party's negligence, and when negligence is involved, a third-party personal injury lawsuit could help you recover damages for your injuries. For example, if the general contractor failed to inspect the fall prevention equipment properly and the equipment failed, you could potentially file a claim against the contractor for failing to inspect the equipment. Likewise, if another company's negligence caused you to lose your balance and fall, you might be able to collect from that company as well.

With over 100 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Kaiser Hafezi Law are prepared to fully investigate the circumstance of your fall so that we can build a case for maximum compensation. We will talk with witnesses, review accident reports, and examine any other details that might help us determine what happened and who should be held accountable. Our team will negotiate with insurance companies toward a just settlement, but we are ready to take your case to trial if necessary.

Call 630-233-9946 for Help Today

If you or a member of your family suffered injuries in a fall on a construction site, contact our office to get the guidance you need. Call 630-233-9946 for a free consultation and case evaluation at Kaiser Hafezi Law today. We serve clients in Cook County, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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