Construction Accident Attorneys in Geneva
Were You Injured on a Construction Site in DeKalb or Kane Counties?
It comes as no surprise that any type of construction work has the potential to be dangerous. With most jobs taking place at treacherous heights, utilizing heavy machinery, involving power lines or electrical wiring, and/or entailing potential exposure to toxic chemicals or materials, the risk of injury or fatality is high. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 163 fatal work injuries in Illinois in 2017. Of these, 29 were construction-related workplace fatalities, accounting for 16%. These numbers are high and do not even take into account the number of non-fatal construction accidents. If you’ve been injured due to a workplace accident, it is important to seek proper legal guidance to advocate for you, let you recuperate, and help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits to which you’re entitled.
At Turner & Sackett Law Offices, serving DeKalb and Kane and Kane counties, we take the time to provide each client with the one-on-one attention they deserve. Through our experience and perseverance, our Geneva construction accident lawyers secure just compensation for those who have been injured.
Contact us by calling (800) 653-0198 or sending a message through our secure online form. We offer free consultations in addition to same-day appointments.
Construction Accidents & Third-Party Liability
In most instances, when construction workers are injured on the job, they cannot sue their employers. However, a third party could be held liable for negligence. Owners, architects, contractors, and equipment or machinery manufacturers can all be held liable for accidents resulting from inadequate safety measures.
General contractors, including subcontractors, are duty-bound to:
- Warn of possible hazards on the construction site
- Check that all safety specifications are followed
- Coordinate job safety for all construction workers
- Hire employees who will take job safety seriously and utilize proper caution
Manufacturers of equipment or machinery, such as cranes, tractors, scaffolding, hoists, or power tools, are held responsible for the safety of their products. Should a construction accident occur due to improper safety measures being followed in the production of the equipment or machinery, liability may be placed on the manufacturer.
Take Time to Heal & Let Turner & Sackett Law Offices Fight for You
It is paramount to get proper legal representation as soon as possible to give you the best chance of recovering maximum benefits. We represent clients throughout DeKalb and Kane counties in English and Spanish.
Contact us by calling (800) 653-0198 today to schedule your free consultation with our construction accident lawyers in Geneva.
What is the average settlement for a personal injury?
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. This means that personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.
What evidence is needed for a personal injury claim?
Necessary evidence can vary case by case depending on the specifics of your situation. However, one of the most helpful pieces of evidence is your medical records. If you can prove that you sought medical attention for a serious injury after an accident, you are more likely to receive compensation to cover the expenses associated with said injury. Other helpful evidence includes any photographs of the accident scene, accident reports, witness statements, insurance forms, receipts, and any other physical evidence related to the injury.
What is the personal injury statute of limitations in Illinois?
Under state law, the statute of limitations (or deadline) for most personal injury claims in Illinois is two years from the date of the accident. However, for claims against governmental agencies, there are special limitation periods that may be as short as a year. You should always consult with an attorney on what particular limitations period might apply to your claim. You should seek legal help immediately, as a delay may be fatal to your claim. Unless you have a special exception, your claim will be thrown out if you attempt to file after the limitations period has passed.
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. Although personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range—there may be significant economic and noneconomic factors in your individual case that may indicate that your particular claim would be valued at a significantly higher figure at trial in front of a jury. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. The knowledge of an attorney experienced in jury verdict value is extremely important. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.
What qualifies as a personal injury?
A personal injury generally refers to any bodily injury sustained in an accident, from minor bruises to severe brain trauma. The most common personal injury claims arise from harm sustained from traffic wrecks, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions, and medical malpractice.