CHICAGO CONSTRUCTION INJURY ATTORNEYS
Decades of experience handling construction injury claims.
Every year, thousands of construction workers, laborers, pedestrians and bystanders are injured or killed at construction sites across the U.S. Due to the size and strength of construction equipment, many of those injuries are catastrophic and require extensive medical treatment — including surgery, joint replacements, amputation or rehabilitation. Workers can suffer lost wages while incurring expensive medical bills. It is imperative that injured laborers file personal injury lawsuits or workers’ compensation claims quickly to obtain maximum benefits and support paying bills. At Cavanagh Law Group, our attorneys thoroughly investigate each claim to ensure clients can pursue all available legal options.
Developers, business owners and construction companies are required to protect workers through state and federal laws, as well as safety standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. When those people and companies fail, our attorneys hold them accountable by proving negligence or the willful violation of mandated safety standards. Common claims include, but are not limited to, crane accidents, scaffolding accidents, falling objects, ladder falls, electrocution, welding accidents and construction defects.
About Cavanagh Law Group
Cavanagh Law Group has obtained more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements in Illinois and across the United States. Our veteran trial attorneys are aggressive advocates who practice every facet of personal injury law and take on cases of all sizes. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay anything unless we win. At Cavanagh Law Group, we pride ourselves on attentive customer service and being there for families in their times of need. Our well respected, award-winning attorneys are available 24/7 for your questions and concerns. To schedule a free case evaluation, call 312-425-1900.
Frequently Asked Questions
Call the police immediately and file a police report. Even if the damage was minor, it is essential to document what happened with a law enforcement agency. Take photos at the scene.
Never admit fault. Your testimony could be used against you at a later date. While you are required to speak to police, there is no obligation to talk to another person’s attorney or insurance company. Avoid providing written or oral statements.
Report the accident to your own insurance company as soon as possible — but don’t admit fault. Many insurance companies have rules requiring policyholders to report crashes within a certain timeframe. Check your policy to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines.
Visit a doctor as soon as possible after the crash. Whether you’re filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, it is imperative that a medical professional documents your injuries.
Hire an attorney. Cavanagh Law Group’s team of veteran trial attorneys will help you obtain maximum benefits through meticulous research, proven strategy and expert testimony.
Yes. Illinois has comparative negligence laws, which allow injured parties to have some degree of fault in an accident and still recover reduced damages. The amount of money recovered may be proportional to the degree to which a person is at fault. Insurance companies make determinations following interviews with witnesses and involved parties and a thorough review of the accident report.
Under Illinois law, people have two years from the date of an accident to file a lawsuit in civil court. That timeframe drops to one year if the claim is against a municipal government, such as a city or county.