Illinois Construction Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Representing the Victims of Illinois Construction Accidents
Construction vehicles – such as cement trucks, dump trucks, cranes, forklifts and tractors – can cause serious accidents, resulting in severe injuries and even death. Construction vehicle accidents can be caused by a number of reasons, such as driver negligence, unsafe working conditions, and construction vehicle defects.
At Dworkin and Maciariello, our Illinois construction accident lawyers are dedicated to helping the victims of construction vehicle accidents obtain financial recovery for their injuries and losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We use our knowledge and experience as Illinois accident and injury lawyers, along with our extensive experience handling Illinois workplace accident cases, to fight for the rights of those injured or killed in a construction vehicle accident.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a construction vehicle accident, contact our office at 312-754-8775 to schedule a free consultation and discuss possible legal claims for your construction accident injuries.
Illinois Product Liability Claims
Some construction vehicle accidents are caused by a vehicle defect. In these cases, the manufacturer of the defective construction vehicle may be liable for any resulting injuries or deaths in a product liability lawsuit. In Illinois, strict liability laws apply to construction vehicle manufacturers and they can be held liable for injuries or death caused by defective construction vehicles if:
- The vehicle was defective and unreasonably dangerous for its intended purpose
- The defect existed when the product left the vehicle manufacturer
- The defective vehicle caused the plaintiff’s injury.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims
Construction workers who are injured in an on-the-job construction vehicle accident are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Workers’ compensation benefits are paid by the employer’s insurance carrier, but the injured employee must file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, even though most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, in some cases an employer and its insurance company will stall payment of a valid claim, pay less than the full claim amount, or deny a valid claim.
The skilled Illinois construction accident lawyers at Dworkin and Maciariello help clients obtain full and fair recovery following a workplace accident, including obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. We have successfully represented more than 10,000 workers who have suffered serious and even fatal work accidents in the state of Illinois.
Personal Injury Claims
General contractors are responsible for ensuring that the construction work site is safe. If you were injured in a construction vehicle accident caused by driver negligence, you may be able to sue the driver, his or her employer, or the general contractor in a personal injury lawsuit.
The Illinois construction accident lawyers at Dworkin and Maciariello focus on helping accident and injury victims obtain full and fair recovery from all possible sources. As such, we help construction vehicle accident victims assess all possible legal claims that might arise out of the construction accident – including workers’ compensation, personal injury, and product liability – in an attempt to get the maximum recovery possible.
If you were injured in a construction vehicle accident, contact our office at 312-548-0359 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible legal claim for your construction vehicle accident.