Helping Workers Get Full And Fair Compensation For Their Injuries
Construction accidents often result in two types of claims: a personal injury claim and a claim for Illinois workers’ compensation benefits. At Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, our lawyers will help you obtain the maximum benefits from both of your injury claims.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and explain your options. Whether you live and work in Springfield or elsewhere in central Illinois, we can put our more than 50 years of experience to work for you to make sure you have the money you need.
When Can I File A Personal Injury Claim For A Work Injury?
Workers’ compensation benefits are normally your only source of recovery if you are injured in a work-related accident. However, there is an exception to this rule: If your injury was caused by a third party (meaning someone who does not work for your employer), you can recover damages from the third party by filing a personal injury lawsuit in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
Many construction accidents are caused by third parties. Here are some examples:
- Injuries caused by a subcontractor or vendor working on the same job site
- Injuries caused by negligence on the part of the property owner
- Injuries caused by dangerous equipment such as cranes and heavy equipment
- Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents occurring on the job
Workers’ compensation benefits are limited. Filing a personal injury claim allows you to recover compensation for damages that aren’t covered by workers’ compensation such as pain and suffering.
Free Construction Accident Consultation
After an injury, we encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about your options and how we can help. From our offices in Springfield, we work with construction workers and others throughout Illinois. Call us at: 217-280-4984 or 877-671-5884. You can also reach us via email by completing our online contact form.