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Naperville Construction Injury Lawyer

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Attorney for Injuries at Construction Sites in Plainfield, Joliet, and Will County

Construction sites are complex and can be dangerous places. The use of large equipment, heavy materials, and complex tools can put workers at risk. Unsafe practices can also cause injuries to nearby drivers or pedestrians. Those who are injured at or near construction sites will need to understand their legal options. By working with a personal injury attorney, victims can identify the persons and companies that were responsible and take steps to hold them liable for their actions.

Attorney Michael J. Lichner provides legal help and representation in a wide variety of different types of injury cases. For more than 10 years, he has been helping victims take the necessary steps to recover financial compensation, and he has obtained millions of dollars for his clients in verdicts and settlements. Our firm has the resources to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding complex construction site injuries, establish liability, and hold all of the parties who were at fault responsible for the damages suffered by a victim.

Causes of Construction Site Injuries

In many cases, workers who are injured at construction sites are eligible to receive workers' compensation, and these benefits are available regardless of who was at fault. We can help you with your Worker's Compensation claim. However, many people do not realize that a victim may also be able to take legal action against an employer who committed gross negligence in failing to protect workers' safety, as well as other parties who may have been at fault, including the general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers, or suppliers. Other parties who were injured at a construction site, such as drivers or pedestrians, may be able to recover compensation from a property owner, construction company, or other culpable parties.

Many construction site injuries occur because of:

  • Falls - Workers tend to suffer serious injuries when falling from an upper level to a lower level, and these types of incidents can occur because of defective ladders or scaffolding, holes in floors or roofs, or a lack of protective barriers or fall prevention equipment.
  • Defective tools or equipment - Victims may be able to pursue a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of equipment that did not function properly.
  • Negligent equipment operation - Large construction equipment such as cranes, excavators, bulldozers, and dump trucks can be very dangerous if they are not operated safely. For example, a person may be injured after being struck by the bucket of a loader, or they may be crushed if a piece of equipment rolls over or is dropped on top of them.
  • Falling objects - Tools building materials, and other types of construction equipment can be dropped from a great height, striking workers, pedestrians, or vehicles below. Falling objects often cause traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, and other forms of serious bodily harm.
  • Electrocution - Unprotected wiring can lead to the electrocution of construction workers working nearby. Power lines can be cut during excavations, which often causes injuries to workers who are nearby.
  • Structural collapse - Defective materials or other forms of negligence may cause a partial or total building collapse during construction, which in turn results in serious bodily injuries or wrongful death for those who are buried in the rubble. Workers may also be injured or killed by the collapse of trenches or underground tunnels.

Contact Our Mokena Construction Site Injury Attorney

Construction workers or others who are injured at or near construction sites will need to understand who was responsible for their injuries and how they can receive financial compensation. Attorney Michael J. Lichner is prepared to work with injured individuals and help them take action to hold the negligent people and companies responsible for the damages they caused. We have the requisite knowledge and resources to take on large insurance companies and the sophisticated corporations they insure and win. Contact us at 815-730-1977 to set up a free consultation today. We handle construction site injury cases in and around Will County, including but not limited to Plainfield, Shorewood, Romeoville, Lockport, Naperville, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, and Joliet. We also provide legal help to injury victims in Cook County, DuPage County, and other surrounding counties in Northern Illinois.

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