Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. Consequently, construction accidents are far from rare. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may have a personal injury case against any and all responsible parties. Attorney Bogdan Martinovich has been a personal injury lawyer in Illinois for over 35 years. He is both knowledgeable about and experienced at handling a wide variety of construction accident cases.
Construction Accidents & Workers Compensation
If you are an employee of the general contractor of the construction site or the construction company and you are injured while working, you will likely be restricted to a workers compensation claim. Law limits the recovery in workers compensation cases, and you are not permitted to sue your employer for additional damages. If, however, a third party shares liability for your accident, you may still have a personal injury case. For example, if your injury is caused by the negligence of a subcontractor, you may have both a workers compensation claim against your employer and a personal injury claim against the subcontractor at fault.
Because a number of parties may be liable for your injuries in a construction accident, it is crucially important that you hire an experienced lawyer to represent you. A less experienced attorney may overlook some avenues of recovery and fail to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Additionally, effectively managing multiple claims and multiple defendants on a single case requires the skills of a seasoned attorney.
Construction accident cases require thorough investigation to define exactly what happened and who was at fault. Time is always of the essence. If you or a family member has been injured in a construction accident, contact us right away so that we can get started investigating your case. Our initial consultation is free and we bill only on a contingency basis.