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Were You Injured At A Construction Site in Chicago?

Published on May 10th, 2021

The construction profession is one of the most dangerous occupations in Chicago. Every year, thousands of construction workers and civilians are injured or killed by accidents at construction worksites.

If you or a loved one are injured at a construction site, trust Shea Law Group, the leading construction accident law firm in Chicago, to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

The Most Common Construction Accident Injuries

With all the heavy machinery, constant movement, and vehicles coming in and out of a construction workplace, there are many ways for accidents to occur.

Some of the most common injuries happen due to slips and falls, being struck by an object or piece of equipment, electric shock, structure failures, and transportation accidents. Many of these accidents can lead to death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, there were 1,061 fatalities caused by construction workplace accidents.

The construction industry is heavily regulated for the health and safety of all involved. However, many accidents are caused due to the negligence of the construction companies, violating safety regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Some of the most common safety violations are:

  • Failure to use fall protection equipment
  • Use of dangerous scaffolding
  • Lack of respiratory protection and other protective equipment
  • Trucks not following regulations
  • Ignoring machinery protection guidelines

When an injury occurs due to negligence of the construction company, you are entitled to compensation for time missed at work, medical bills, and other financial assistance you may need as you recover.

Next Steps After an Accident

We understand that being involved in a construction accident can be traumatic. One of the first things you should do after seeking medical care for your injures is contacting the experienced Chicago construction injury lawyers at Shea Law Group.

After your free consultation, you’ll find that our legal team will guide you through the entire process and fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. We’ve fought and won thousands of cases for our clients, and want to do the same for you!

You should also visit your doctor. Your doctor will be able to provide you with a detailed diagnosis of all injuries incurred, as well as generate the records our construction injury attorneys can use in the case. Along with the medical records, you should also get a copy of the accident report filled out by the construction company.

Once we have all this information, we will build an iron-clad case to earn you the maximum compensation possible.

Contact Shea Law Group Today

Many construction companies will want you to settle for less than you deserve. Without an experienced Chicago construction injury lawyer, the insurance companies will do their best to low-ball you and give you less compensation than you deserve.

Visit us online or call us at 877-909-1215 to get your free initial consultation, and let us help you get the most out of your case!

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