Chicago Construction Negligence Attorneys
Helping victims injured in construction zones recover for their losses
According to statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction is one of the most dangerous industries due to its high risk for accidents and injuries. Construction workers often suffer serious injuries because of falls, electrocutions, getting hit by falling objects, vehicle accidents, and many other types of accidents that can commonly occur on unstable construction sites.
Individuals working on a construction site are not the only ones at risk of injury on or around construction sites, however. Individuals passing by sites on foot or in vehicles can also suffer serious injuries due to dangers on the site. Motorists are always at risk of suffering injuries when they are driving through a road construction zone due to collisions or other dangerous hazards. Pedestrians may suffer burns, trauma injuries, and many other kinds of injuries while walking by a site.
Anyone who has sustained any type of injury in a construction accident should not delay in contacting the Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan Law Offices at 312-583-9500 to discuss a possible legal claim.
Holding construction companies liable for negligent acts
Accidents in or around a construction site often occur due to the negligence of the construction company or member of the crew. The construction company has the legal responsibility to keep the premises safe to prevent accidents and injuries to workers or passersby. If the construction crew fails to do so and someone is injured, the company should be held liable for the negligence. Some forms of negligence that commonly lead to accidents and injuries include the following:
- Failure to properly block off potentially dangerous construction areas
- Not posting proper warning signs of hazards
- Leaving live wires exposed to passersby
- Unsecured ladders, staircases, or scaffolding
- Not adequately maintaining equipment
- Allowing untrained workers to operate heavy equipment
- Exposing people to toxic substances or dangerous materials
- Having unsecured materials or tools that may fall
- Leaving objects in roadways
- Not properly directing traffic in road work zones
- Violating any safety regulations set by OSHA
If negligence caused you to suffer injuries while you passed by a construction site, the responsible company should be held legally liable. Injured victims have the legal right to be compensated for their losses including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disabilities, among others.
Contact a Chicago construction negligence lawyer for a free consultation
The attorneys at the Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan Law Offices are committed to standing up for the rights of individuals who sustain injuries due to construction negligence. Because of the dangerous nature of the industry, construction companies have legal teams and insurance representatives whose job is to avoid liability in accidents. For this reason, these companies can be formidable opponents for injured victims. Fortunately, our personal injury lawyers have the resources and skill necessary to take on construction corporations so that you can always receive the best results that are possible in your case.
Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation
People who are injured by the negligence of others are often legally entitled to compensation for their losses. Among the types of damages available in many Illinois personal injury cases are those for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earning potential, property damage, and loss of enjoyment of life, among others. The Chicago personal injury attorneys of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan have been helping victims of preventable accidents recover for their injuries since 2010 and have recovered multiple settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of their clients. We use a contingency fee arrangement in our representation of all of our personal injury clients, meaning that we do not collect any legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our office today at 312-583-9500.