Working with co-counsel, the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently reached a $1,475,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was severely injured at a work site. This is a third-party negligence settlement, and this amount is in addition to the over $270,000 we obtained for our client in a workers’ compensation claim. So in reality, our client received in the area of $1.745 million in total compensation. The specifics of the settlement are confidential.
As summer finally hits the city, we are reminded just how prevalent construction and work sites are in Illinois. Whether it is the demolition of an old building, remodeling of a condo complex, repair work, or even the more standard sight of road construction, building and progress mark every corner of the city. Construction and repair work are necessary jobs and vital for any city’s sustainability, but with construction unfortunately comes risk and danger. These construction sites can be home to any number of dangerous conditions. Some are open and obvious and include open pits, high scaffolding, and heavy machinery. Others may not come to mind as readily including live electricity, falling products, and injuries caused by the negligence of workers.
Work injuries can be devastating. Often fractured bones, burns, head and facial injuries, concussions, and crush injuries result after a construction accident. The injuries are just the beginning for some who are involved in an accident. Besides the injuries themselves, there are doctor’s appointments to attend, medical bills to pay, at home treatment that may be needed, and the financial stress that comes with being unable to work and make a living. When someone becomes a victim of a construction accident, his family and friends also suffer.
The physical and financial tolls that come with a job site accident can be overwhelming. The last thing a victim should worry about is how he will put food on the table for his family because he is unable to work. When an accident occurs at a construction area, the law allows for an injury victim to recover but there are time deadlines that must be followed. This is why you should consider contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we are Chicago construction accident lawyers who represent clients who were hurt on job sites. Our attorneys can set up a claim against the responsible party or company. Most construction sites have several companies working at the same time and specializing in one area of the project. This means that an employee from any number of companies can be responsible for a hazardous condition.
If you have been hurt in an accident on the job, let the attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. provide you with a free telephone consultation at (312) 924-7575. We are standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week so please call us now. Let us help you get a recovery you deserve.
Prior Blog Entries:
Truck Hits and Kills Motorcyclist in Illinois, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 25, 2013.
CTA Driver Burned by Coffee-Throwing Rider, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 24, 2013.