Illinois Injury Attorney Fights for Construction Site Accident Victims
Aggressive lawyer helps injured construction workers in the Springfield area recover compensation
Construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involves construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or scaffold has the potential to seriously injure a worker at the site. If you've been injured on a construction site, Benjamin M. Sgro is an experienced injury lawyer who will assert your rights to compensation and fight for the justice you deserve for the harm you've suffered. He represents workers injured on sites in the Springfield area and throughout Illinois so they can get the damages they deserve.
Illinois advocate handles a range of construction injury claims
Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury, especially when mandated safety procedures are not followed by site owners. Workers may suffer injuries caused by:
- Falls from scaffolds or platforms
- Falling equipment such as hammers, saws, and other construction tools
- Burns and electrocution
- Exposure to dangerous materials, including toxic chemicals
The most common causes of worksite deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions, and workers getting caught or stuck in between surfaces. Mr. Sgro presses for damages for injured workers and their families regardless of the cause of the accident.
Those who have been hurt on Illinois construction sites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, he will either be able to help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim.
Experienced workers’ compensation attorney fights for clients in worksite accident claims
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system in which employers provide benefits for injured workers. This process is the standard way for injured construction workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid when they're injured on the job. Although each state has its own workers' comp regulations, benefits generally cover medical bills and partial wages for the duration of the time that you are injured and unable to work. There may be limits on which doctors you can visit, how much you can recover per week and the duration of payments. Benjamin Sgro strives to get injured construction workers the benefits they are entitled to under Illinois law.
Proven adviser assists injured workers with third-party claims for compensation
While the law prevents workers from suing their own employers, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners for injuries sustained on a construction site. Mr. Sgro will work with you to decide whether bringing a negligence claim against a third party is an option in your case.
Assertive counselor helps families after fatal construction accidents
When a construction accident is fatal, he will work to get the victim's family justice. Families might be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits that include reimbursement for final expenses and wage replacement. If the accident was tied to a third party's negligence (as opposed to the victim or employer), he will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit that seeks compensation for a range of losses that aren't included under workers' compensation.
Contact a determined Illinois attorney for help with a construction site injury
Benjamin M. Sgro provides strong and skilled representation to injured construction workers throughout Illinois. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction site, he will seek the maximum possible compensation. Call him at 217-789-1200 or contact him online to schedule a free consultation. His office is in Springfield.