Construction Negligence FAQ

Superior Advocacy for Workplace Injury Victims in Chicago

Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. offers representation for those injured in workplace accidents, including construction accidents. Achieving the best case results for our clients is our passion. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive regarding construction negligence. If you have more questions, feel free to contact our Chicago office at (312) 313-0202 today for a free case evaluation.

If I'm injured while working on a construction site, can I get more than just workers' compensation?

Yes, in many circumstances an injured worker will be able to file a third-party lawsuit to obtain compensation from another party, aside from his/her employer, who is at fault for his/her injuries. These third parties can include outside contractors, property owners, and/or equipment manufacturers. Any financial recovery against your employer may be affected by workers' compensation laws. Workers' compensation laws will not affect your recovery from third parties. An Illinois construction accident lawyer can assist injured parties and families navigate construction negligence laws when injuries from construction accidents occur.

Who is responsible for making sure that the construction site where I work is safe?

The property owner and general contractor and in some cases subcontractors are responsible for ensuring the safety of workers at a construction site. They are responsible for making sure that safety rules and regulations are followed and that injuries from construction do not occur on their site. The extent of each party's responsibility will vary depending on your case. A trained Illinois construction accident lawyer can assist the injured party and their family in figuring out who is responsible for the construction negligence.

Should I consult an Illinois construction accident lawyer to discuss my construction injury claim?

Definitely. If you have sustained any injuries from a construction accident you should always consult trained Chicago personal injury attorneys. Your claim may involve complex issues concerning party liability, compliance with safety regulations, engineering, and indemnity. An attorney who is experienced in the area of construction negligence and accident liability can make sure that you receive the legal remedy to which you are entitled.