Aurora Construction Accident Attorneys
Experienced Representation for Victims of Construction Accidents in Kane County and Throughout Illinois
Construction is a dangerous activity. Workers, visitors, and passersby are at risk for serious injury or death as a result of construction site conditions and construction related activity. Construction injuries pose complex legal cases because of the multiple parties, legal principles and safety rules involved. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a construction accident, it is important to obtain experienced and strong legal representation early on. Investigations must be conducted and evidence must be preserved. Delay only makes your case more difficult.
The lawyers at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. have been helping the Illinois victims of construction accidents for over a century. We offer the convenience and personal service of a small suburban firm with the experience, resources and results of big Chicago firms. We consistently win complex cases against the largest construction companies. They have strong and talented lawyers. So should you.
What Causes Construction Accidents?
According to OSHA, roughly one in five worker deaths each year are construction related. A high percentage of injuries each year are also construction related. Construction casualties are often caused by falls, impacts, equipment failures, electrocutions, exposures, unsafe site conditions or human error. OSHA and industry standards impose a variety of safety rules designed to reduce the risk of construction injuries. Cutting costs and corners and ignoring safety rules and practices increase the risk of construction accidents.
Construction Accidents Under Illinois Law
Determining who is at fault when someone is injured at a construction site is essential but often complicated. Under Illinois law, an employee injured on the job can file a workers' compensation claim against his employer but he cannot file a personal injury claim against the employer. The employee can, however, file a personal injury claim against other contractors or responsible parties. As a result, in construction accident cases, it is important to identify non-employer parties who may have contributed to the accident. In most construction accident cases, the injured person will have both a workers’ compensation claim against his employer and a personal injury claim against the owner or contractor who caused or contributed to the injury.
Experience Inside and Outside the Courtroom
In order for you to have the best chance at full compensation, your lawyer must be an experienced trial lawyer, someone who actually tries cases in court. Settling cases with the insurance company or through mediation is not the same thing and it is not enough. If you want your case taken seriously, your lawyer must be taken seriously. That will happen only when the other side knows your lawyer is willing and able to try the case to verdict.
At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., our attorneys are among the finest trial lawyers in Illinois. That reputation helps us secure favorable settlements without trial and often without litigation. When settlement is not possible, however, we are ready to fight for you in court. We are soldiers in the struggle for justice. Fighting for you would be our highest honor.
If you or someone close to you has been injured or killed in a construction accident, contact Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. today at 630-907-0909. Consultations by phone or in person are free. We will determine who is at fault and how best to achieve justice. From our offices in Aurora IL, we provide exceptional representation for victims of construction accidents in Naperville, Oswego, Montgomery, Sugar Grove, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, DuPage County, Cook County, Chicago, and surrounding Northern Illinois communities.