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Construction Site Accidents

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Over the course of more than four decades, Ambrose Butzen Law Group and its predecessors have built a solid reputation for success in personal injury accident cases. Among the many types of accidents and injuries arising from negligence or wrongful conduct, serious injuries and fatalities on construction sites are among of the most common.

The construction industry is one of the largest in Chicagoland. New construction, demolition and renovation are found at every turn. Scaffolding, cranes, steel beams, earth-moving equipment, pneumatic drills and nail guns are all part of getting the job done, but also present hazards for work crews. Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, masons, welders, heavy equipment operators, inspectors and supervisors are all at risk every day. Despite safety precautions, accidents happen, leading to hundreds of disabling injuries and death.

Even with strict construction safety guidelines and OSHA regulations, skilled workers on construction sites remain at risk for injury due to inherently dangerous conditions and companies who cut corners when it comes to jobsite safety. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls are the leading cause of construction site accidents, and falls are also the leading cause of fatalities. Injuries and death in the construction industry arise from a variety of causes. Examples include:

  • Improperly constructed scaffolding
  • Equipment defects
  • Machinery accidents
  • Negligent use of equipment
  • Falling objects

At Ambrose Butzen Law Group we represent injured people and hold liable parties responsible for harm they have caused. If you are injured on a construction site, we will investigate the source of liability and determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. Liable parties in construction site accident claims may include owners, developers, employers, sub-contractors and equipment manufacturers to name a few. At Ambrose Butzen Law Group we understand the complexity of multiple and third party claims, and are adept at identifying all possible sources of responsibility to obtain fair and full compensation for our clients.

If you have been injured as a result of another’s wrongful conduct and seek compensation for your injuries, the Ambrose Butzen Law Group would be happy to meet with you and discuss your case at no cost to you and put our legal team to work for you. Just contact us at (312) 726-1470, or toll free at (866) 696-1381. You can also E-mail us or complete our web form.

Listed below is a representative sample of verdicts and settlements we’ve obtained in the past:

$4,000,000 – settlement – for the family of a man that was decapitated on a construction site wile standing outside a freight elevator.

$900,000 – settlement – for a man who broke both of his legs after falling from a building under construction.

$150,000 – settlement – for a woman injured on a construction site when she was struck by a City of Chicago tow truck.