By nature, Chicago construction sites are dangerous places. They shouldn't be made even more dangerous by contractors who fail to follow the basic measures of safety regulations. When people suffer serious injuries because of such negligence, they deserve compensation.
However, it obtaining the money you need quickly becomes complicated. Insurance companies and employers will often try to push you into a quick settlement or just refuse your claim outright. The construction accident attorneys of Bellas & Wachowski can take your side, fighting for what you deserve and charging no attorneys' fees until you receive a proper settlement.
We have more than 25 years of experience in complex case. In one case, our lawyers obtained a $950,000 settlement for a victim of a scaffold accident. We can help with cases involving all sorts of issues, including:
- Falls from scaffolds or ladders
- Faulty construction equipment
- Power tool accidents
- Dangerous building materials
- Chemical exposure
- Equipment failure
- Negligent supervision
- Cranes dropping objects onto people
Workers' Compensation and Construction Accidents
Attorneys make a distinction between workers' compensation and "third-party" construction accident cases. Many construction and industrial accidents are covered by workers' compensation. And by carrying workers' compensation, employers can not be sued for a workplace injury.
However, there are many people on construction sites who are not part of your company. Other sub-contractors and general contractors will not give you workers' compensation, and may be sued. Often, these lawsuits (known as "third-party lawsuits") can bring you much more compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Some examples are in order. Say that you fall from scaffolding that was perfectly up to code and was put up by your company. Your injuries will be covered by workers' compensation insurance. But say that you fell from scaffolding that was put up by another subcontractor, and was very shoddy. You then could have a third-party suit.
We Can Help You with Any Type of Case
The difference between workers' compensation and construction accidents may seem unimportant to you — after all, you just want to receive the money you need. But some lawyers only work in one or the other. The lawyers of Bellas & Wachowski, however, work in both. No matter what the details of your situation, you can rest assured that our lawyers will be able to help.
Contact Bellas & Wachowski for a free consultation with an experienced construction accident attorney. We not only do all such cases on contingency, charging no attorneys' fees until our clients are paid; we will also protect our clients' finances with our Total Guard Approach.