Aurora Construction Accident Attorney Advises Injured Workers
Illinois firm litigates claims arising from building and repair sites
There are inherent risks associated with construction zones, which is why overseers, contractors and other responsible parties are obligated to provide a safe environment for both workers and those who walk, drive or otherwise pass by or through construction areas. However, injuries do still occur, and when they do, you deserve to have an experienced advocate by your side. At Amoni Law Offices, P.C., Larry Amoni is a dedicated Aurora construction accident attorney who understands the laws and the legal landscape surrounding construction accident lawsuits in the greater Chicago metro area.
Were you injured in a construction accident in Illinois?
By working with our attorney and professional staff, you will have the resources and representation needed to pursue full and fair compensation for the injuries you suffered on a building or repair site. Instead of attempting to handle the case alone or with the aid of an inexperienced lawyer, look to us and our more than 40 years of experience helping construction accident victims and their families in Aurora and across northern Illinois. Whether negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial, we will stand with you from start to finish.
Common causes of construction accident injuries
More than 150 Illinois workers die on the job each year, and many of these fatalities occur on construction sites. Common causes of construction-related accidents include:
- Falling debris or equipment
- Scaffolding collapses
- Slip and fall accidents
- Vehicle crashes
- Exposure to chemicals or other harmful materials
- Burns and explosions
Establishing liability in construction-related claims can be very complicated. In most cases, multiple parties exercise varying degrees of responsibility over a job site. Subcontractors, general contractors, landowners, manufacturers of faulty equipment, architects and project managers can all be held accountable if work for which they are responsible contributes to an unsafe construction site. We know how to analyze the pertinent facts and find the truth about what happened.
What to do if you were injured in a construction accident
Building and repair sites are busy and even after a significant accident, victims might stay quiet so that the job isn’t delayed. However, it is best to report any construction accident immediately and collect any information that might be useful in a potential claim, including photographs from the scene. Don’t wait to get medical help or assume that your injuries will clear up on their own. We will review the relevant reports from doctors and assess what type of financial recovery is appropriate.
Compensation available in an Illinois construction accident injury case
When a laborer is injured on a construction site, relief might be available through the workers’ compensation system and a personal injury lawsuit. Under workers’ compensation, injured employees are entitled to reimbursement for medical costs and a percentage of the income lost while they’re unable to do their job. In exchange for these benefits, workers cannot sue their employers for damages they’ve suffered. However, in many cases, a negligent third party, such as a fellow contractor, manufacturer or vehicle operator is responsible for a construction-related injury. If this occurs, construction accident victims can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages that are not available in workers’ compensation claims, including payment for pain and suffering. Larry Amoni is also an experienced Aurora wrongful death lawyer who provides knowledgeable counsel to surviving family members and estates after a worker or bystander is killed on a construction site.
Contact a skillful Aurora construction accident attorney for a free consultation
Amoni Law Offices, P.C. handles injury claims for residents of the Western Suburbs who have been hurt in construction accidents. To make an appointment for a free consultation with an experienced Illinois attorney, please call 630-473-4008 or contact us online. Our office is in Aurora.