Construction Site Injuries: Protecting Your Rights
Construction sites are dangerous places, with workers exposed to a wide range of hazards on a daily basis. Despite the many safety measures in place, accidents still occur, and workers can sustain serious injuries as a result. If you have been injured at a construction site, it is important to understand your rights and take action to protect them.
In Illinois, construction workers who are injured on the job may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. This is a no-fault system that provides benefits to injured workers, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. The benefits available through workers’ compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs.
However, workers’ compensation is not the only option for injured workers. If the accident was caused by the negligence or misconduct of a third party, such as a subcontractor or equipment manufacturer, injured workers may be able to bring a personal injury claim against that party. Personal injury claims may provide additional compensation beyond what is available through workers’ compensation, including damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
At Dixon Law Office, we understand the complexities of construction site injury cases, and we have the experience and resources to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Our team of skilled personal injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Don’t wait to take action. If you have been injured at a construction site, contact Dixon Law Office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We are here to help, and we will fight for your rights every step of the way