No matter what your job is, there is always a risk of injury at work. While at many jobs, such as in an office, the risk for a work related injury is very small. Other jobs such as heavy manufacturing may come with higher risks and a greater chance for injury. However, even minor injuries can become serious if left untreated. Federal and state governments have established protections for people when they get injured at their workplace. Every employee who does not work for the federal or state government, or who is self-employed has protections under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.Have You or a Loved One Been Seriously Injured in an Illinois Workplace Accident?
Every employee in Illinois has the right to a safe workplace. If your catastrophic injury was the result of someone else's negligence or an unsafe workplace, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois in order to hold wrongdoers accountable for their reckless or negligent behavior.How Can a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Help?
Since 1992, our experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys have fought to bring justice to individuals and families in all types of injury and accident lawsuits. We have represented a number of workers who have suffered significant injuries and even death as a result of another person's professional negligence. For example, we recovered a $5.7 million settlement for a roofer who was paralyzed in a fall because the general contractor he was working under failed to provide proper safety equipment. We also recovered a $840,000 settlement for a man who was injured on the job and required multiple spinal surgeries and a $600,000 settlement for an HVAC foreman who suffered a life-altering back injury after tripping over equipment in an unsafe work environment.
Each Chicago personal injury attorney at our firm is aware of the devastating effects a workplace injury can have not only on the victim, but his or her family. We will fight for you to recover fair and reasonable compensation for the harms caused. This includes compensation for medical bills, past and future lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In order to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the best outcome, you need the help of an experienced Chicago workplace injury lawyer. Because there are time limitations in Illinois for filing injury lawsuits, we strongly recommend calling us soon after your accident or injury to protect your right to take legal action. After our initial case evaluation, we can immediately begin a thorough investigation of your claim in order to determine if there is a cause of action, and if we can prove negligence.
There are a number of different types of workplace accidents and claims, including:
- Construction accident injury lawsuits
- Jones Act lawsuits
- Farming accidents
- Premises liability lawsuits
- Workers compensation claims
If you have been injured at your place of work call us at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.