As someone who works in construction, you face various potential safety risks and health hazards daily.
You deserve compensation for your losses if you have been injured while working. The Illinois workers’ compensation system provides important benefits for injured construction workers; however, claiming your benefits can be challenging.
At Malman Law, we pursue workers’ comp benefits for construction workers in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois. Importantly, we will also investigate our clients’ cases to see if someone other than their employer may be responsible for their injuries. While workers’ compensation limits the benefits you can seek from your employer, it does not limit the liability of other parties. If a contractor, subcontractor, or other party is to blame for your losses, we may be able to seek workers’ comp benefits and pursue personal injury damages on your behalf.
To claim workers’ compensation for a construction site accident, there are important steps you need to take from the moment you suffer your injury. This includes reporting the accident to your employer, choosing a doctor from the employer’s network, or opting out. However, even if you do opt-out, there are still restrictions on the doctors you can see. These are requirements under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. You may forfeit your right to compensation if you do not follow these requirements.
Due to these challenges, you should speak with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys as soon as possible to ensure you receive maximum benefits. At Malman Law, we have been fighting for injured workers since 1994 and have helped thousands of clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. We can help you claim benefits for injuries suffered as a result of the following:
Please also note that if you lost a loved one in a construction accident in Illinois, we can help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act includes provisions specifically providing for death benefits for surviving family members, and we can make sure that you receive the full benefits to which you are legally entitled.
Conditions are continuously changing on construction sites. Employees, inspectors, and subcontractors must navigate these changing and hazardous conditions, all while trying to ensure the successful completion of the project and avoid costly mistakes. If construction companies fail to follow OSHA mandates and other safety regulations, workers can become seriously injured or die.
Construction is widely considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. More construction workers die in work-related accidents each year than in any other occupation, and in recent years the number of deaths has actually been on the rise. Along with thousands of fatalities each year, countless more workers suffer serious injuries.
While some law firms focus only on personal injury cases or helping clients fight for workers’ compensation, at Malman Law, we do both. Our experienced team of attorneys will fight tirelessly to make sure that you recover the largest possible settlement or court award for your:
We also offer all clients our Zero Fee Guarantee, and we will even come to your home or hospital to conduct your free initial consultation.
As mentioned above, in some cases, injured construction workers can seek workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury damages. You are not entitled to retain double compensation, but since personal injury lawsuits can take a long time, we can help you seek workers’ comp for the short term while we take your personal injury claim to court.
Why is this important? Because in Illinois, workers’ compensation does not cover all the losses workers can sustain in construction site accidents. Workers’ compensation is designed as a “no-fault” system so injured workers can claim compensation without proving that their employers were negligent in causing their injuries. But, in exchange for this benefit, the compensation made available under the system is limited. Workers’ compensation covers injured employees’ medical bills and some of their lost wages, but these are often just a small portion of a claimant’s overall personal injury damages.