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    Power Rogers & Smith has not only been honored with one Best Law Firms designation, but five!

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have three of our attorneys included.

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    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Membership in this organization is invitation-only, and extended only to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.

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    Best Lawyers in America

    All three of our firm’s partners have been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America for exceptional representation of plaintiffs in cases.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Membership is invitation-only and only extended after a careful vetting process during which lawyers are evaluated on criteria such as experience and integrity.

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  • TopVerdict™

    Our attorneys secured 3 of the Top 25 verdicts in Illinois for all of 2018

Chicago Construction Accident Attorney

Voted "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News!

If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in an Illinois construction accident, take time to speak with an attorney about your options. Our team of Chicago construction accident attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. knows the nuances of these cases and we understand how to protect your rights.

We've Achieved Record-Breaking Results for Construction Workers

Attorney Todd Smith has achieved multimillion-dollar judgments and settlements involving construction accidents. He and Attorney Joe Power achieved what was then a record multimillion-dollar verdict in a carpenter's death at the Newberry Plaza construction project. Attorney Devon Bruce also has years of experience, and a history of success that includes multi-million dollar recoveries including a $9M jury verdict in a construction accident case, which was upheld on appeal after being heard twice by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Important Statistics About Construction Accidents

Construction site accidents affect thousands of American workers annually. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), more than 4,000 workers were killed in the private industry sector in the United States, and more than 1 in 5 - over 20% - of these fatalities happened in construction.

Some further accident statistics in the field of construction include:

  • The most common cause of workplace deaths in the construction industry is falls
  • The leading OSHA violation is fall protection
  • A construction worker with a 45-year career faces a 1 in 200 chance of dying as the result of a workplace accident
  • Every year, 1 in 10 construction workers suffer injuries
  • Over 15% of construction injuries are caused by exposure
  • In the United States, the construction industry has the second highest rate of fatal injuries in workers under the age of 18
  • 60% of injuries in the construction sector happen in the first year of the employee's hiring

If you or a loved one was injured on the job, we invite you to speak with one of our Chicago construction accident lawyers for an evaluation. Schedule a free consultation with our team: Call Power Rogers & Smith today at (312) 313-0202.

Common Questions Related to Construction Accidents

  • Can I Get More than Just Workers’ Compensation?

    A: Workers’ compensation does not compensate victims for emotional damages or pain and suffering. However, some laws make it difficult for employees to seek additional funds for their injuries. Speak with an attorney about the details of your case to see if you are able to pursue more than your workers’ compensation claim.

  • Who is Responsible for Making Sure the Work Site is Safe?

    A: Your employer is responsible to make sure your work environment is safe. If you suffer a serious, on-the-job injury, your employer may be at-fault for your damages. In turn, you may be able to pursue compensation through a workers’ compensation claim or a lawsuit.

  • Do I Need an Attorney?

    A: The law does not require you to work with a lawyer, no. However, construction accident liability can be complex. By working with a law firm with construction accident litigation experience, you will have additional guidance and insight regarding your case.

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  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $900 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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