Construction Injury Attorney in Geneva
We Fight for Maximum Compensation
If you or your family member has been injured on a construction site, it can be traumatic in many ways. Construction accidents often lead to missed days of work, expensive medical bills, long-term pain issues, and other complications that make it hard to work and enjoy life. Fortunately, you do not have to face this challenging time alone.
Our Geneva construction injury lawyer at O’Brien Law, LLC is here to walk alongside you and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We have significant experience dealing with construction companies and insurance providers. When you come in for your free consultation, we can take the time to listen to your story and determine what steps need to be taken to get you compensated for your injuries and time lost.
Common Construction Accidents
Construction sites are dangerous places. According to the Center for Disease Control, the industry with the most on the job injuries is construction. This is due to the many different risks that construction workers face while working. Not only is the work very physical, but workers are often required to use powerful machinery, work on roadsides, or complete tasks at great heights.
The top causes of injuries on construction sites include:
- Collapsed scaffolding
- Falling from heights
- Failure to use proper protective gear
- Trench collapse
- Defective tools or equipment
- Errors made by other workers
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Accidents caused by machinery or tools
- Slips and falls
- Fire hazards and explosions
Consult with Our Geneva Construction Injury Attorney
When you speak to our personal injury lawyer at O’Brien Law, LLC, we can help you determine your eligibility for filing a workers’ compensation or third-party claim. Once we understand your situation, we can effectively guide you through the process of obtaining maximum compensation.
If you have suffered harm in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to file for a workers’ compensation claim for medical costs and benefits. The first step in pursuing this type of claim is demonstrating eligibility. To qualify, your injuries must have occurred during the course and scope of your employment. In other words, you got hurt because you were fulfilling your job duties.
Sadly, these claims are sometimes contested by the employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. They may argue that your injuries were not job-related and that you, therefore, do not qualify for medical coverage and treatment. It is important to have thorough records of the cause and extent of your injuries and the costs of your medical bills. You can also benefit from having an experienced personal injury lawyer prepare a strong workers’ comp claim on your behalf. Your attorney can also appeal any denied benefits and coverage.
In some cases, there may be an alternative avenue to pursue compensation. If a construction accident was caused by a third-party, rather than your employer, you may file a lawsuit against that party.
- Property owners
- General contractors
- Equipment manufacturers
- Civilian drivers
Why Choose Us?
At O’Brien Law, LLC, we will always work hard on your behalf. Our firm is small, but our legal team has the resources and experience we need to represent you. When you choose us, you can expect caring, helpful, and empathetic service. You can also benefit from the competitive edge our legal professionals have from their past experience as an insurance lawyer and administrator.
With insight into both sides of the courtroom, we can maximize your chances of winning your case.