Who Can I Sue If I’m Injured on a Construction Project in Illinois?

Construction worker on scaffoldNobody wants to have to initiate a lawsuit, but if you’re injured on a construction project in Illinois, doing so may be necessary to help you recoup medical expenses or a loss of earnings or earning potential—possibly even in addition to your Illinois workers’ compensation benefits. There are many parties involved in any given construction project, and for this reason there may be cases where not all liability falls upon your employer.

Who is Responsible?

The answer to the question of who is responsible for your construction project injury can vary. While you can and should initiate a workers’ compensation claim provided that your injury arises out of your employment, there are some instances in which third parties may be liable for your injuries. This may include general contractors, sub-contractors, property owners, or equipment manufacturers. In these cases, you may be able to pursue additional action beyond a workers’ compensation claim.

Regardless of the legal options available to you, you should contact an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible if you are injured at work. If you wait too long, you could lose some of your options for seeking compensation.

Contact Rubens and Kress to Explore Your Options

Whether you’ve been injured on a construction project or you’ve been hurt in the course of another kind of employment, you can turn to Rubens and Kress to help you navigate the intricacies of Illinois workers’ compensation law. There’s no fee unless you collect, and with a consistent track record of success, you can be confident that Rubens and Kress will fight hard to help you get the compensation you deserve.

To explore your legal options, contact Rubens and Kress online, or call our office at (312)201-9640 or toll-free at (866)890-9640.