Did you suffer an injury on a construction site in Bolingbrook, Illinois? You might be eligible for compensation from several responsible parties. If you were on the job when you got hurt, you might be eligible for workers’ compensation. Since your employer cannot deny a claim except under limited circumstances, a lawyer may be able to help you fight an adverse decision. If a party other than your employer was responsible for your injury, you may pursue compensation from them in a private lawsuit.
A Bolingbrook construction accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help. We fight for injured victims’ rights in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Our team may be able to help you recover compensation from all liable parties involved as well as their insurance companies. We may determine the value of your claim, collect evidence to prove the responsible parties’ liability, and fight for compensation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not be required to pay an attorney’s fee unless we win your case. Get started right away with a free case evaluation.
To discuss your case today with a member of our personal injury team, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC.
Determine Liable Parties for Your Bolingbrook Construction Accident
A construction accident in Bolingbrook, Illinois, may have one or more responsible parties. The circumstances of your accident determine who is liable, including how it happened and what capacity you were serving in at the time.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, our first task when we take your case is to investigate your accident and identify every potentially liable party. By producing a list of parties who may have caused or contributed to your accident, and are thus potentially liable, we may begin gathering evidence that might either confirm their liability or rule them out as responsible parties.
If you were at work at the time of your accident, you might be eligible to file a work comp claim with your employer even if your employer was not negligent and did not do anything specific to cause your accident. If a party other than your employer caused or contributed to your accident, you may pursue compensation from them in a private lawsuit, and a Bolingbrook construction accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help.
Your Employer Might Be Liable
If you were at work at the time of your injury, you may file a work comp claim with your employer regardless of the circumstances of the accident. Your employer must approve the claim, except under limited circumstances. An employer in Illinois may deny a work comp claim only if they can prove that the injured employee was intoxicated or exhibiting grossly reckless behavior at the time of the accident. Aside from these two scenarios, an Illinois employer must approve a work comp claim. If your employer denies your claim, we may help you fight to get the denial overturned.
In exchange for providing work comp coverage to employees, which all employers in Illinois are required to do, employers receive immunity from lawsuits filed by injured workers. That means, except in unique situations, we cannot sue your employer for an on-the-job injury. However, if a party other than your employer has caused or contributed to your on-the-job injury, we may fight for compensation in a private lawsuit.
Other Responsible Parties
If a party other than your employer contributed to your injury by acting negligently or wrongfully, we might sue them for damages in addition to pursuing a work comp claim. Examples of non-employer parties who could be liable for a worker’s on-the-job injury include job site owners, heavy equipment manufacturers, contractors, and subcontractors.
We may investigate your construction accident with the objective of identifying all parties that might share liability so that we can systematically rule them out or confirm their involvement. If we determine a party is partially or fully liable for your injury, we will collect evidence to show their culpability and pursue compensation from them and their insurance company. Your eligibility to file a work comp claim does not affect your eligibility to also pursue a private claim against a non-employer party.
To learn more about how you might be able to collect compensation from multiple sources following a construction accident in Bolingbrook, Illinois, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC for a free case evaluation.
Recover Your Damages for a Construction Accident in Bolingbrook, Illinois
You might be eligible for several forms of compensation after your construction accident injury in Bolingbrook, Illinois. If you are approved for workers’ compensation, it might pay you for losses such as:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
If we prevail in a private claim or lawsuit against a party other than your employer, you might also recover noneconomic damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
You Must File Your Claim Within the Statute of Limitations
According to the Code of Civil Procedure § 735 ILCS 5/13-202, Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. Workers’ compensation also has a series of deadlines you must meet for your claim to be valid, so it is critical to take action as soon as possible after your injury. The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can get started right away, which may include filing a quick lawsuit or claim if needed to prevent an impending deadline from expiring.
Call Now to Speak with a Bolingbrook Construction Accident Attorney
The Bolingbrook construction accident lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can get to work for you right away, starting with a free case evaluation. To speak with a member of our team, call us.