Construction Accident Lawyers

Construction sites: they’re a pain to drive through and can be dangerous to work on, but they’re necessary. From cleaning up potholes caused by snow and salt, to adding a new lane to the interstate. Construction is what keeps our roads safe and drivable. However, that doesn’t mean that while the work is happening, roads become safe for anyone who comes into contact with it. Construction creates dangerous conditions for pedestrians, drivers, and workers, leaving, in our opinion, too many with lifelong injuries.

If you’ve experienced an injury because of a construction site, whether you were in a car accident at the site or the accident happened while you were working, please contact our construction accident injury attorneys at Franks Gerkin McKenna. We’re just like you; we also become frustrated when worksites slow down our commute and affect our drive, but we are even more frustrated when people in Northern Illinois are injured because of these worksites.

That being said, if you or your family member has been negatively affected by a construction site and you’re experiencing long-term, serious injuries, please contact Franks Gerkin McKenna here in Marengo, Illinois.

Let our team fight for yours.

We fight long and hard for people just like you; people who have had their lives affected by something that was out of their control. It’s a scary feeling, and it is intimidating, knowing that your future has been affected in this way. You’re not alone. When you work with Franks Gerkin McKenna, you have a whole team behind you, aggressively defending you and your family from the moment you call our law office in McHenry County.

Whether you’re recovering in the hospital or you’re on the site of your accident, know that we are just one call away. Contact our construction accident injury lawyers today to learn more about how we fight for people throughout McHenry County and Boone County after they’ve been affected by a construction accident.

Construction Work Injuries

Construction work carries a high risk of accident-related injuries. Lives can be changed in moments when heavy equipment, power tools or scaffolding malfunction. If you have been injured on a construction site, the attorneys at Franks Gerkin McKenna can help.

Because the building industry is rife with opportunities for injury, government and independent agencies have been established to advise on safety issues. Yet, even with OSHA and ACCSH recommendations and inspections, construction accidents occur regularly. Whether the problem is defective equipment or distracted equipment operators, the severity of injuries can be significant.

Injuries resulting from construction accidents may present life-long challenges for the injured victim and his or her family. Your earning capacity may be limited, permanently, as well as your body function depending on your type of injury. If a work injury causes wrongful death, families lose not only a loved one but a main source of income. This can drastically affect a family.

If you have questions about workers’ compensation in Illinois and how a construction accident lawyer can fight for your rights after your worksite injury, please give our Marengo, Illinois law office a call.

Success Means Helping Our Clients to Have a Brighter Future

At Franks Gerkin McKenna, our legal team has built an impressive record of successfully handling construction accident cases.

We assist injured workers to obtain financial compensation through filing for workers’ compensation or through other avenues.

For more than 40 years, the proven attorneys at our firm have effectively handled cases involving:

  • Construction equipment such as backhoes, cranes, bulldozers, forklifts
  • Commercial delivery vehicles including 18-wheeler semi trucks
  • Scaffolding and ladders improperly set
  • Tripping hazards caused by debris and cords
  • Malfunctioning or defective power tools
  • Falling objects

Our clients and their families have suffered tremendous loss through electrocution, amputation, brain injury or even paralysis. We strive to help them gain financial compensation for their injuries so they can continue to meet their expenses and plan for the future.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident or have considered applying for workers’ compensation, you may have questions and concerns. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and determine if you have a case.