Workers' Compensation Law Firm in Arlington Heights
Ahmad Law Firm has guided numerous clients to successful legal solutions. If you have suffered an injury at a construction site while on the job, our firm can help. We can investigate the situation, build your case, and guide you through the process. Workers' compensation coverage applies to employees injured by construction accidents. Depending on the situation, you may be able to get a settlement for medical expenses, lost wages, temporary or permanent disability, and other economic damages. Call our Arlington Heights workers' compensation lawyers today at (312) 702-0878 for experienced legal services.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 20% of all worker fatalities resulted from construction accidents in 2015. Furthermore, thousands of workers are injured each year in a variety of construction mishaps. Construction sites are notoriously dangerous. If workers are not provided with the proper safety equipment and training, an accident can easily occur.
Common types of construction accidents include:
- Falls from heights
- Explosions and fires
- Slip and falls
In addition, objects striking a worker, or a worker getting caught in-between machinery or vehicles, can also cause serious injuries. These are sudden incidents that result in physical harm to construction employees, but injuries can also result from gradual wear and tear. Overexertion can cause back injuries, and repetitive motions can cause strain on muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the arms, back, wrists, and other joints.
Compensation for Construction Injuries
Construction accidents can result in severe, long-term injuries. These often require extensive medical treatment and care. Furthermore, many injuries require employees to take time off of work, causing them to lose wages as the medical bills pile up. That is why it is important to pursue a workers' compensation claim as soon as possible.
Common types of construction injuries involve:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal hemorrhaging
In order to seek a financial settlement, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible after an incident. You should also seek medical attention right away, and request a copy of your medical records. Furthermore, you can gather evidence at the scene by taking pictures, getting the contact information of witnesses, and writing down everything you know about how the accident occurred. If you were injured at a construction site while on the job, you can pursue a settlement through your employer's insurance provider.
Call Our Arlington Heights Workers' Compensation Lawyers Today at (847) 791-2294.
At Ahmad Law Firm, we tenaciously uphold the rights of injured workers. Whether your case is settled through negotiation with the insurance company or is disputed in trial, our Arlington Heights workers' compensation attorneys have the experience to help. We can discuss the nature of your case, determine an effective legal strategy, and represent you from start to finish. Construction accidents can be devastating. That is why our firm can work hard on your behalf as you pursue the financial relief you need.