Construction Accidents Can Result In Life-Changing Injuries
We Protect Your Rights In Workers’ Compensation And Personal Injury Claims
Construction sites are dangerous workplaces. Safety measures can reduce, but not eliminate construction site accidents. If you are an Illinois construction worker who has been seriously injured in a forklift accident, scaffolding accident or other work accident, you need to contact a knowledgeable workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer immediately.
The Law Offices of James H. Miller Jr. has represented injured workers in Greater Chicago and beyond for more than 25 years. When construction accidents occur, the result can be life-changing. In many construction accidents, workers suffer permanent injuries that prevent them from returning to work.
If a family member has been killed in a work-related accident, you may be able to recover death benefits through the workers’ compensation system and file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call to get answers.
Your Employer May Not Advocate For You
It is a sad truth that employers are often more concerned about keeping their insurance costs low than treating injured workers fairly. When serious work injuries occur — no matter who is at fault — the injured worker should be able to recover all health care expenses to treat the injury as well as lost wages. If the injury resulted in permanent scarring or a permanent injury of any sort, the injured party may qualify to receive permanent disability benefits.
If the accident occurred due to the negligence of a third-party contractor or because of defective scaffolding, machinery or other equipment, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. I will carefully review the facts of the case to determine if a personal injury lawsuit makes sense.
I know the tactics that insurance defense attorneys use in these cases to deny or undervalue valid claims. I develop strong evidence that stands up to their intense scrutiny. Oftentimes, I reach a fair agreement for my clients without the need to litigate. However, when a fair agreement is not offered, I am always prepared to advocate on your behalf in trial.
The First Step Is To Meet
It is important to act quickly when serious accidents occur. Successful outcomes often rely on recovering important evidence before it is destroyed or lost. Call or use my online contact form to schedule a free consultation. For your own protection, do not speak with insurance company representatives or accept any offers before you have spoken with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney like me.