The industry responsible for the buildings we live, work, and shop in, and the roads we travel, is also a leading contributor of workplace injuries.
In fact, the construction and extraction occupations are among the top three industrial contributors to workplace injuries across the nation. And according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), nearly half of all fatal occupational injuries (47.4 percent), are sustained by workers in the construction and extraction and transportation and moving industries.
In much of the country, construction work is seasonal. And for a family whose primary breadwinner works in construction, being sidelined by an injury often has repercussions that extend long past the initial recovery period. This is especially true if the injured party is considered an independent contractor. Some states do not require employers to cover construction workers with a workers’ compensation policy. So, an uninsured injury that might otherwise be covered by workers’ comp can quickly decimate a family’s finances.
It can take months to recover physically from a construction accident injury, and even longer to repair your family’s financial and emotional well-being. Recovering significant damage awards for construction accident injuries — a fall, a pin-in or between, electrocution, or being struck by an object — can take months. These complex cases demand a legal team that is uniquely positioned to offer you the expertise and support you need and deserve.
If you are injured on your construction job, it is important to know your rights. Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq.-Injury Lawyers can help you navigate the often confusing legal landscape, especially if you were classified as an independent contractor. You need a construction accident attorney who understands the complexities of your situation.
Dealing with the legal process as an injured independent contractor can be challenging. Many workers find themselves in a gray area, not knowing if they are eligible for compensation or how to pursue their rights effectively. The Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq.-Injury Lawyers team has a proven track record of successfully handling cases just like yours, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Every case accepted by our firm receives extensive preparation. No expense is spared. Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq., our founder and managing attorney, has assembled a nationally-renowned team of independent experts who can provide the expert testimony that supports a higher recovery for your pain and suffering. His reputation for aggressive advocacy and trial preparedness has won him the respect of his peers and insurance industry professionals. He is one of the youngest attorneys in Illinois to have consistently recovered multi-million dollar awards for his clients.
With an in-depth understanding of construction industry practices, our construction accident attorneys will dissect the nuances of your situation to build a robust case. We meticulously gather evidence, interview witnesses, consult experts, and leverage our network to build a compelling argument on your behalf. And we are committed to holding negligent parties accountable, whether they are contractors, employers, or other entities, so you can focus on your recovery and well-being.
By choosing Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq.-Injury Lawyers as your representative, you are selecting a team of dedicated advocates who are passionate about securing justice for injured construction workers. Our attorneys are well-versed in the laws surrounding independent contractor classification and construction site safety, and will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Your well-being is our priority, and we are prepared to go the extra mile to help you rebuild your life after this unfortunate incident.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a construction accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq. to schedule a consultation and an evaluation of your case with a skilled personal injury attorney in Illinois, New York, or Arizona.
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