Chicago Vehicular Accident Attorneys
From bulldozers to pickup trucks, vehicles are an important part of any construction project. However, since motor vehicles are powerful pieces of machinery, it is important that construction companies set and follow protocols on operating them so that they do not injure any workers. All too often, construction companies and third party contractors are too lax about these protocols, resulting in vehicle accidents and serious injuries.
Construction companies that fail to take vehicle safety precautions put everyone at the worksite in danger. Vehicle accidents can result in serious injury or even death. If you or someone you love was hurt in a vehicle accident while working on a construction site, the Chicago vehicular accident attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can assist you with your worker’s compensation claim or help you file a lawsuit against a third-party contractor or, circumstances permitting, even against your employer.
Legal Options After a Construction Site Vehicular Accident
When a vehicle injures you, your body does not care who was driving it. However, because of workers’ compensation laws, the cause of the accident is very important in determining what legal options are available to you. Consider whether your accident was caused by any of the following:
- Your employer’s negligence: In most cases where your accident occurred because the construction company you work for failed to maintain vehicle safety protocols, your only option is to file a workers’ compensation insurance claim. Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you through this process, making sure that you file the claim as effectively as possible and submit all the relevant documentation, and fighting for you if your claim is denied.
- A third-party contractor’s negligence: It is very common for construction companies to bring in third-party contractors. All too often, these contractors are unaware or unobservant of the company’s safety protocols. If a contractor caused your vehicular accident, you can sue them directly.
- Any party’s intent: If any party caused your injury intentionally, it falls outside the realm of worker’s compensation insurance. Regardless of whether the party responsible is your employer or a third-party contractor, you can sue them for intentionally injuring you.
Regardless of the specifics, if another party caused you to be injured in a construction site vehicular accident, you have at least one option for seeking compensation. An experienced attorney can help determine what type of action is right for your case. Learn more about construction accident cases we handle.
Recovering from a construction accident can be difficult, especially if that accident was caused by a vehicle that weighs tons. The resulting medical bills can drain your finances, and you may be unable to work for some time, or even permanently. Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. We will carefully consider your case and help you with the workers’ compensation claim process or with a lawsuit. In either scenario, we will handle your case with care and increase your chances of holding your employer or contractor accountable for your injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in a construction site vehicular accident, call the Chicago vehicular accident attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today at 312-346-8620.