Chicago Injury Lawyers
Over 9 million people nationwide work in the construction industry. U.S. workers employed in construction make up about 6% of the country's workforce, but they suffer about 20% of work-related fatalities. The construction industry has the largest number of work-related deaths of any American industry sector.
Construction-related injuries come from a variety of sources. Falls, dropped equipment, cranes and overhead power lines, scaffolding, motor vehicles, and use of heavy equipment are among the most common sources. However, other dangers such as carbon monoxide, confined spaces and trench cave-ins can also cause serious and even fatal injuries.
When a worker is injured on a construction site he usually has the right to make a claim for workers compensation benefits. But he may also have the right to obtain compensation from a third party. For example, a general contractor or machine manufacturer may also be at fault for the injury. There are often complex contractual relationships that make these cases difficult to resolve. If you have been injured on a construction site you need to consult a lawyer with extensive experience in construction litigation.
Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. has represented hundreds of construction workers for their injuries. For a free consultation, contact Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. at 312-553-4900 or fill out our on-line form to have a lawyer contact you.