Representing the Victims of Industrial Construction Injuries throughout Illinois
Construction worksites and other industrial workplaces are dangerous places. Although construction work sites are highly regulated, subject to several Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, construction accidents and injuries still occur.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago construction accident attorneys can guide you through the maze of complex liability issues, and help you recover the compensation that you need and deserve. We have obtained a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of construction accident victims, including a nearly $7 million settlement for a 61-year-old man who lost his lower leg in a construction zone accident.
If you or a loved one suffers from an industrial injury, contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible legal claim for your construction accident injuries. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.
Types of Construction Accidents that Result in Industrial Injuries
Construction accidents can result in a number of injuries. Some of the more common industrial injuries include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane and hoist accidents
- Forklift and construction vehicle accidents
- Ladder accidents and falls
- Explosions and fires
- Accidents caused by defective construction equipment
- Slip and fall accidents
- Gas leaks
- Falling debris and other objects
Financial Compensation for Industrial Injuries
If you suffer from construction injuries, you are probably dealing with significant pain, mounting medical bills, and a loss of wages. At Cogan & Power, our Chicago construction injury attorneys are dedicated to helping injured construction workers obtain the financial compensation that they deserve.
Workers who have suffered construction injuries as a result of an on-the-job accident are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on the circumstances of the construction injuries, the injured worker may also be entitled to money damages in a personal injury lawsuit against a third party. While the amount of compensation that can be received for industrial injuries depends on the extent of the injuries and the cause of the construction accident, persons who experience industrial injuries may be entitled to compensatory damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of normal life
In some cases, the injured party may also be awarded punitive damages, which are meant to punish the negligent party for his or her wrongdoing, and deter future grossly negligent or intentional wrongdoing. At Cogan & Power, we advocate on behalf of our clients for full and fair financial recovery, including personal injury damages and workers’ compensation benefits.
If you suffer from industrial injuries, contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible legal claim for your construction accident injuries.