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Chicago Construction Accident Attorney

Record-Breaking Results for Construction Workers

Power Rogers offers representation for those injured in workplace accidents, including construction accidents. Achieving the best case results for our clients is our passion. If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in an Illinois construction accident, take time to speak with an attorney about your options. Our team of Chicago construction accident lawyers at Power Rogers knows the nuances of these cases, and we understand how to protect your rights.

Attorney Joe Power achieved what was then a record multi-million-dollar verdict in a carpenter's death at the Newberry Plaza construction project. Attorney Devon Bruce also has years of experience, and a history of success that includes multi-million dollar recoveries including a $9M jury verdict in a construction accident case, which was upheld on appeal after being heard twice by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Can I Get More Than Just Workers’ Compensation?

In many circumstances, an injured worker will be able to file a third-party lawsuit to obtain compensation from another party, aside from his/her employer, who is at fault for his/her injuries. These third parties can include outside contractors, property owners, and/or equipment manufacturers. Any financial recovery against your employer may be affected by workers' compensation laws. Workers' compensation laws will not affect your recovery from third parties.

If you have sustained any injuries from a construction accident you should always consult an attorney. Your claim may involve complex issues concerning party liability, compliance with safety regulations, engineering, and indemnity. An attorney who is experienced in the area of construction negligence and accident liability can make sure that you receive the legal remedy to which you are entitled.

Who Is Responsible for Making Sure Construction Sites Are Safe?

The property owner and general contractor and in some cases, subcontractors, are responsible for ensuring the safety of workers at a construction site. They are responsible for making sure that safety rules and regulations are followed and that injuries from construction do not occur on their site. The extent of each party's responsibility will vary depending on your case. A skilled construction accident attorney in Chicago can assist the injured party and their family in figuring out who is responsible for the construction negligence.

Important Statistics About Construction Accidents

Construction site accidents affect thousands of American workers annually. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), more than 4,000 workers were killed in the private industry sector in the United States, and more than 1 in 5 - over 20% - of these fatalities happened in construction.

Some further accident statistics in the field of construction include:

  • The most common cause of workplace deaths in the construction industry is falls
  • The leading OSHA violation is fall protection
  • A construction worker with a 45-year career faces a 1 in 200 chance of dying as the result of a workplace accident
  • Every year, 1 in 10 construction workers suffer injuries
  • Over 15% of construction injuries are caused by exposure
  • In the United States, the construction industry has the second highest rate of fatal injuries in workers under the age of 18
  • 60% of injuries in the construction sector happen in the first year of the employee's hiring

If you or a loved one was injured on the job, we invite you to speak with one of our Chicago construction accident lawyers for an evaluation. Schedule a free consultation with our team: Call Power Rogers today at (312) 313-0202.

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    Our attorneys secured 3 of the Top 25 verdicts in Illinois for all of 2018

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    Our attorneys secured 3 of the Top 25 verdicts in the United States for all of 2018

Common Questions Related to Construction Accidents

  • Can I Get More than Just Workers’ Compensation?

    A: Workers’ compensation does not compensate victims for emotional damages or pain and suffering. However, some laws make it difficult for employees to seek additional funds for their injuries. Speak with an attorney about the details of your case to see if you are able to pursue more than your workers’ compensation claim.

  • Who is Responsible for Making Sure the Work Site is Safe?

    A: Your employer is responsible to make sure your work environment is safe. If you suffer a serious, on-the-job injury, your employer may be at-fault for your damages. In turn, you may be able to pursue compensation through a workers’ compensation claim or a lawsuit.

  • Do I Need an Attorney?

    A: The law does not require you to work with a lawyer, no. However, construction accident liability can be complex. By working with a law firm with construction accident litigation experience, you will have additional guidance and insight regarding your case.

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  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $900 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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