Construction work is dangerous work. Accidents on the job site are not uncommon. And, as with any type of workplace or industrial accident, a construction accident can sometimes give rise to both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim against a negligent third party. Whatever the case, talking to an attorney sooner rather than later can be an important step towards recovering the compensation you deserve.
Contact Smoler Law Office at 800-682-9330 for a free consultation.
Smoler Law Office represents people in Cook County and throughout the Chicago Metro area and helps them get the financial help they need after a construction site injury has left them unable to work. The firm can help people injured in a wide variety of accidents, or their families if the accident has resulted in death, including:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falls from unsecured ladders
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Crane accidents
- Accidents involving OSHA violations
- Excavation accidents
- Electrocution injuries
- Injuries resulting from the use of defective products or equipment malfunctions
Although the law requires almost all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, the construction industry in particular seems to have more employers who are willing to ignore this rule or to “misclassify” actual employees as subcontractors in order to avoid paying insurance costs or benefits. Although this can make the process more difficult, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot collect benefits.
Attorney Robert Smoler has a comprehensive knowledge of Illinois’ workers’ compensation laws and over 25 years of experience with both workman’s comp and personal injury claims. As a result, he has seen difficult scenarios like the one mentioned above many times over and has shown the dedication required to overcome these obstacles many times over as well.
Over 25 Years of Dedicated Focus – Millions of Results
For a free initial consultation about your workers’ compensation case, call Robert Smoler at (800) 682-9330 or contact Smoler Law Office online today.