Representation in Construction Accident Cases
As every construction worker knows, construction sites are dangerous places. But many falls from ladders and scaffolding are preventable if employers take precautionary measures. Some construction companies, however, take shortcuts when maintaining equipment or violate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
If you have been in a ladder or scaffolding accident, you should speak with an experienced attorney to learn about your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your lost future income and pain and suffering, in addition to the workers' compensation benefits you receive.
Cavanagh Law Group is dedicated to helping injured people and the families of wrongful death victims get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We are aggressive, experienced and determined to win for our clients.
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Illinois Construction Site Injury Lawyers
Cavanagh Law Group will undertake a comprehensive legal effort on your behalf. We will investigate the accident and pinpoint its cause. Our attorneys will make a full accounting of your financial losses and place a value on your pain and suffering for inclusion in your claim. Throughout the legal process, our attorneys and staff will be there for you — responding promptly when you call and providing strong, effective representation.
If you have fallen from a ladder, scaffold, roof or other work surface, you have rights. Cavanagh Law Group will stand up for you, seeking maximum compensation for your losses.
On March 25, 2003, Bill Geigner, age 31, was working as a roofing subcontractor for the construction of a home. The defendant, Bettenhausen Properties Inc., was the general contractor in charge of building the house. Bill fell from the scaffold and suffered fractures of his cervical spine that rendered him a quadriplegic. The lawsuit charged that the general contractor failed to observe normal safety protocol, provide fall protections on the scaffold and to properly secure the scaffold and ensure its stability. Our firm obtained a $500,000 settlement.
Helping You Obtain Compensation and Benefits
Injured workers may qualify for workers' compensation benefits, and they may also be able to obtain additional compensation through a third-party claim against a liable party. Cavanagh Law Group will focus its efforts on your third-party claim. We will coordinate our efforts with those of your workers' compensation attorney in order to maximize the total compensation package you receive.
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Contact Cavanagh Law Group for a free case evaluation and consultation with our Chicago scaffolding and ladder fall accident attorneys.