Were you or a family member injured in a construction site accident? The lawyers at Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, of Chicago, Illinois, have extensive experience obtaining compensation for construction workers and others who were seriously hurt in work zones.
Our veteran construction accident attorneys represent personal injury victims throughout Greater Chicago and Cook County, as well as DuPage, Will, Kane and Lake counties. Steve Seidman has practiced law for 25 years. Our firm has obtained many million dollar-plus verdicts and settlements. We have handled cases of falls, machinery and vehicle accidents, lost limbs and fingers, electrocution, worker fatality, and other injuries associated with building and maintenance projects.
Fast And Thorough Response
The sooner you contact an attorney after a workplace injury, the better your chances of retrieving full compensation. It is important for our construction accident attorneys to get investigators to the scene as quickly as possible to gather evidence. Conditions that led to an accident may be quickly covered up — a hole filled in, a safety barrier erected, scaffolding removed, a dangerous machine removed from the site.
A workers' compensation claim may be filed in conjunction with a construction accident lawsuit. Workers' comp does not require assignment of blame, but the benefits are limited and capped. Our construction injury lawyers can seek compensation above and beyond, especially in the case of a catastrophic injury or wrongful death. We seek to show negligence and liability on the part of the general contractor or sometimes the manufacturer of an unsafe product.
Workers' Comp Lien Waivers
By law, the state of Illinois retains 75 percent of any compensation from a third-party lawsuit to recoup workers' compensation benefits. However, Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, often succeeds in having the lien waived by the employer's insurance company, demonstrating negligence on the part of the employer or third party — meaning your family, not the employer, gets the money.
These cases are complex, but we have had much success maximizing recovery for our clients. We often are able to negotiate settlements to the satisfaction of all parties. Contact the Chicago construction injury lawyers of Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, to start action on your case. We offer a free consultation at our downtown Chicago office or at your home or hospital if you can't come to us. Evening and weekend appointments are also available.