Chicago Workplace Accident Lawyers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were almost 3 million workplace injuries in 2012 alone. While certain industries are clearly more dangerous than others, workplace injuries can happen to anyone in any setting. Whether an accident occurred at a construction site or in a retail shop, people who are injured because of someone else’s negligence in the workplace are entitled to recover for their losses. Under Illinois law, many employees who sustain workplace injuries are required to file a workers’ compensation claim rather than a traditional personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, however, a workplace accident may give an employee a legal right to sue, depending on the circumstances of the accident. The best way to determine how to proceed is to discuss your case with a Chicago personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident occurs. Attorney John Buchmiller will discuss your case with you at no charge and advise you as to whether and against whom you may have a legal claim.
Handling a wide range of workplace accidents
There are innumerable ways that a workplace accident could lead to an injury. Determining whether a legal claim arising from a workplace injury falls under the workers’ compensation law often requires a detailed legal analysis of the facts that should always be conducted by a licensed attorney. Some of the more common kinds of workplace accidents and conditions that often result in injuries include:
- Chemical spills
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Vehicle accidents
- Accidents involving machinery
- Defective work tools
- Inadequate training
- Failure to provide proper equipment
Injuries that occur at the workplace have the potential to result in extremely serious medical complications that can result in thousands of dollars of medical expenses and lost income. In addition, victims can sustain significant non-economic damages as well, including pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can often help people who are injured in workplace accidents recover for these and other losses they may have sustained. The early intervention of a lawyer is often your best bet to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and avoid any unnecessary delays in the processing of your claim.
Contact a Chicago workplace accident attorney today to schedule a free consultation
If you or a family member has been injured in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Attorney John Buchmiller is an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer who is committed to representing the rights of people who have been needlessly injured by the carelessness of others. He understands how important it is for victims of workplace negligence to recover, and works hard to ensure each client he represents get the full value of their legal claim. To schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of John Buchmiller today at 773-789-7130.