Construction sites are full of dangerous equipment and tasks that can lead to severe injuries. As an injured employee, you may be eligible to collect workers’ compensation. With the help of your Tinley Park construction accident lawyer, you might also be able to file a civil case for damages. An experienced injury attorney at The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
You may be eligible for different kinds of legal relief, depending on:
You could qualify for compensation for your injuries from various sources.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides financial benefits for employees injured on the job—or those who become ill with a work-related illness or disease. These benefits are available regardless of fault. As a result, employees who suffer construction accident injuries typically would be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, no matter the circumstances.
If your construction accident occurred due to a defective tool, construction equipment, or machinery, you might have a third-party product liability claim. You can file this against the insurance company of the manufacturer or other company that designed, produced, or distributed the product.
Manufacturers must only create products that are safe for consumer use. If they fail to do so and injuries result, they can be liable for the costs of those injuries.
In some cases, a construction accident may injure a non-employee, such as a subcontractor or a nearby pedestrian. Depending on the circumstances, you might have a valid third-party personal injury claim or product liability claim.
For instance, if the construction company’s negligence led to the accident that caused you injuries as a non-employee, you might have a personal injury claim against that company. A seasoned job site accident attorney could review the circumstances of your case to determine whether you have a right to file a claim.
You have options after sustaining an injury while on a construction site, including:
Workers’ compensation benefits cover the reasonable cost of medical care to:
These benefits can include temporary partial or total disability benefits or permanent partial or total disability benefits. Furthermore, if your loved one was an employee who suffered a work-related injury, you may be entitled to benefits.
This can include a burial benefit. Survivor benefits are approximately ⅔ of the salary of the worker for the 52 weeks before the death occurred.
If you are eligible to file a lawsuit against any parties responsible for your construction accident, you may be able to claim various types of compensation. These could include:
Wrongful death construction accidents can entitle surviving family members to benefits. Some of these benefits consist of:
A Tinley Park construction accident attorney from our law firm will:
The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help you with the full range of potential legal claims that might arise from your injuries in a construction accident. Our construction injury lawyers in Tinley Park can:
Different deadlines govern legal cases and claims related to construction place accidents. Whatever the situation may be, you should promptly report any workplace injuries and pursue any compensation to which you may be entitled.
According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, employees injured at work should report their injuries to their employer as soon as possible after they occur. However, if they want to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, they must report their injuries to their employer within 45 days of injury.
If you have a personal injury claim against a contractor, product manufacturer, or another third party, you are subject to the time limitations outlined in 735 ILCS 5./13-202. Under this statute, you generally have only two years from the date of the accident that led to your injuries to file your personal injury claim in court.
If you are a surviving family member of an individual who suffered fatal injuries due to construction, you might have a valid wrongful death claim.
You may be able to seek damages against a product manufacturer or a third party whose negligence led to the death of your loved one. According to 740 ILCS 180/2, you have two years from the date of death to file your wrongful death claim in court.
Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC to learn more about how we can help with your case. We offer you a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.
If we decide to pursue your case, you pay us nothing upfront. Instead, we only get paid when you receive payment for your injuries.