Construction accidents often lead to numerous troubles for those involved. If you or your family member suffered harm in a construction accident caused by your employer or another party in Des Plaines, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your losses via a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party lawsuit.
A seasoned personal injury attorney with The Kryder Law Group, LLC will stand up to preserve your rights and pursue any settlement amounts that may be rightfully owed to you and your loved ones. Consider working with a Des Plaines construction accident lawyer today.
Seeking Financial Compensation After a Construction Accident
Construction accident victims should not be stuck footing the bill for the irresponsible actions of another party. Our legal team will make it our mission to go after all potential forms of financial compensation that you may be owed after a dangerous construction site incident.
Depending on your case’s specifics, you can either file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party lawsuit to recover damages.
Damages in a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you were hurt at work, you cannot sue your employer, but you can file a workers’ compensation claim with them.
According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, you can request damages for medical bills and wage replacement. Note that you cannot recover pain and suffering damages in a workers’ compensation claim.
Damages You May Collect Via Lawsuit
If a third party was responsible for your construction accident injuries, you might be entitled to the following damages:
- Past and expected medical expenses
- Lost income
- Potential lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of the ability to enjoy life
If you lost a loved one in the accident, both types of legal action allow you to claim death benefits.
How Our Attorneys Will Defend You
Our attorneys will assist you in a few key ways. First and foremost, we will work to collect as much information as possible about the details of your situation. Our experiences lawyers will investigate the construction site, the company involved in the job, the role of other parties, and any other pieces of relevant evidence.
Some forms of evidence may include:
- Video footage of the accident
- Photos of the scene
- The incident report
- Witness statements
- Medical records
Establishing and Identifying Liable Parties
With this evidence, our lawyers will work to identify and establish a liable party in your Des Plaines construction accident case. Many times, construction sites expose employees, pedestrians, and others to unnecessary risks. When our lawyers discover an act of negligence or misconduct on the part of another party, we will seek to hold them accountable for their actions.
We take liability seriously in each case we handle. We understand the complexities that come with construction accidents, and we will work to uncover all the details of an incident.
Communicating with the Other Party
After naming the liable party, we will negotiate and communicate with all parties related to your case on your behalf. If we cannot come to an agreement during negotiations, we will file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
What Our Previous Clients Have to Say
Our law firm has worked on several cases involving personal injuries and construction accidents. We are even proud to report that we obtained the highest award on record for a construction injury in DuPage County at the time. In this case, our team recovered $7.5 million for a construction worker who was injured by a support wall.
We work hard for all our clients, and they can attest to that. For example, our client, Chris B. from Chicago, said, “Andrew Kryder is an excellent attorney and trusted advisor. Very strategic and skillful on multiple matters. He takes his time and listens to all your concerns and questions and answers them to the best of his knowledge.”
Now, we want to put our experience to work for you and your family.
The Expenses of Hiring Our Lawyers
Our team works on a contingency-fee basis. What this payment plan means for you: you will not have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our lawyer. Instead, we will take our fee from any settlement amount that we collect on your behalf.
In addition to our contingency-fee model, our team also offers free case evaluations. To learn more about your legal options, one of our team members will run through the details of your construction accident case with you over the phone. All you have to do is call.
Navigating the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
As information put forth in the Illinois statute of limitations in 735 ILCS 5/13-202 shows, you have a limited window within which you are permitted to take legal action for an incident that caused you a personal injury. Far too many victims delay after an accident, only to discover the opportunity to do so has vanished. By getting in touch with our team after an incident, you can begin to get your case in motion.
Our team will help you map out the timeline of your case, including the relevance of any state or local laws along the way. When you are quick about contacting us after an accident, we can get to work on outlining the details of your case. From here, we will present you with your options and stand up for your rights as a victim.
Your Next Steps After a Construction Sites Incident in Des Plaines
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows, falls are the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the construction industry. Falls account for more than one-third of all fatalities in the construction industry. Even when a fall or a similar construction does not lead to death, it is critical to seek medical attention right away.
Once you have consulted a doctor about the state of your injuries, contacting our legal team can help you to better understand your next steps as a victim. Our lawyers are happy to answer your questions and clear the air about any aspects of your case that you are not certain about. We will also offer you our help and guidance with a free case review.
Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Today for a Free Consultation With a Des Plaines Construction Accident Attorney
A Des Plaines construction accident lawyer with The Kryder Law Group, LLC will assist you with all aspects of your case. We will advise you as you work through the Des Plaines legal system and stand by your side to defend your rights.
For a free case evaluation, contact our office today.