Workplace Injury Lawyer Chicago - Get Straightforward Legal Advice Now If You Were Hurt at Work
Workplace injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Whether you work in an office, a factory, in construction or on the railroad, the risk of serious injury exists. That's why it's vital you contact Coplan & Crane if you have been injured on the job in Illinois. As an experienced workplace injury law firm, we can work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Based in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Coplan & Crane has years of experience handling a wide range of workplace injury claims. Whether you're dealing with a workers compensation case, a construction accident or a third-party liability claim, we can help.
Our attorneys understand Illinois' complicated legal system regarding workplace injuries. They know how to win multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients. Case results matter at Coplan & Crane.
What are common types of workplace injuries?
Workplace injuries in Chicago and Illinois cover a wide range. From carpal tunnel syndrome in offices to a spinal cord injury on a construction site, a serious injury can seriously impact your ability to work and function normally for months, years or even the rest of your life. Learn more about certain common workplace injuries and accidents by clicking on the links located below:
If your injury happened on the job, you should be entitled to compensation. At Coplan & Crane, we can make sure you receive the money you deserve after your accident. Based in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, workplace injury law firm Coplan & Crane serves injured workers throughout Illinois. Whether you're dealing with a slip and fall accident at a supermarket or a negligent security claim against a business or shopping center, we can help. We're especially well known for defending people injured in railroad accidents.
Our attorneys have a strong track record for obtaining large, often multi-million-dollar verdicts for workplace injury victims. Building a strong workplace injury case takes time and can be extremely difficult. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about how much it costs to research and defend your case. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we recover compensation. It's that simple.
Construction sites in Chicago and throughout Illinois can be dangerous places. Each year, people working on construction sites are injured or killed in construction site accidents. Even though construction companies are typically obligated to inspect each site with safety engineers and provide safety programs, accidents happen. When they do happen, you need Coplan & Crane on your side.
There are so many different factors to consider when dealing with construction accidents. If it can be shown that a third party's negligence caused the injuries, that party can be held liable. This includes other companies working on the same site, manufacturers of construction equipment and architects. All of these could be grounds for third-party liability claims.
When a worker is injured due to his or her own negligence or that of his or her employer, or due to a condition which was nobody's fault, that injured party can still receive compensation in Illinois through workers compensation. The benefits under workers' comp include weekly payments based on a percentage of the employee's average weekly wage for temporary total disability, partial disability, permanent and total disability and permanent loss of function and disfigurement. Workers' comp also covers medical expenses for treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the industrial injury and vocational rehabilitation services.
Construction accidents have led to devastating injuries in the Chicago area, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and fatal injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in a fall accident, or a crushing accident, you will need an experienced attorney who can help obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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Third-Party Liability Claims
Several different companies can often be working at the same place at the same time in Illinois. When someone working for another company causes an injury to you, you may have grounds for a legitimate third-party liability claim. These cases are especially common on construction sites, where more than one company is often building or repairing a house, office, school, road or railroad. Construction accidents often involve serious, even life threatening injuries.
When a construction site accident occurs, the owners, architects and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions. If any of these people work for someone besides your employer, you could have grounds for a third-party liability claim. The general contractor and all subcontractors are required to provide a reasonably safe site, to warn of hazards inherent in the site and work, and to hire careful, qualified employees.
Another common third-party liability claim includes manufacturers of construction equipment. They are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. Defective or dangerous products may include power tools, ladders, winches, trucks, graders, scrapers, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, boilers, pressure vessels, backhoes, heavy equipment, scaffolding, cranes, gas detectors and other types of construction equipment.
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Exposure to asbestos can cause all sorts of serious health problems. When asbestos fibers enter the lungs, the fibers can cause or contribute to a wide variety of illnesses, including mesothelioma, a form of cancer.
It can take years for symptoms to develop after exposure to asbestos. This is one reason why asbestos injury lawyers are handling new cases, even though many construction companies no longer use asbestos when building a new structure due to the health risks associated with this product. Asbestos was commonly used in construction in the late 19th century and early 20th century to insulate buildings, electrical wires and in other construction materials.
The Oak Park workplace injury lawyers at Coplan & Crane have handled many complicated asbestos exposure cases in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois. Injuries sustained on construction sites, especially demolition work, often result in exposure to asbestos, especially in older homes and buildings. In certain cases, some people die due to asbestos exposure, resulting in a wrongful death case. Serious construction accidents demand serious attention.
Asbestos exposure cases can be extremely complicated. Since the company that installed or manufactured the asbestos may no longer exist, you might think you don't have grounds for an asbestos exposure case. Don't assume anything. Often, the company responsible for removing asbestos should be aware of the risks and take precautions to make sure no one is exposed to this dangerous product. When such steps are not taken, that company needs to be held responsible for its negligent behavior.