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Chicago Construction Accident Lawyer: Study by Burnes Libman

When you think of a construction site, what comes to mind? Hard hats? Rubble? Loose wires? Nail guns?


According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, “researchers identified 1,102 construction worker fatalities in 2019, a 41.1% increase from the initial year [2011] of the study period”. This is the highest level of construction worker deaths in the last nine years.

With over thirty years of experience, Burnes Libman has successfully blended the extensive legal expertise found in large law firms with smaller law firms’ compassion and personal attention. We will fight for compensation for your construction site accident injury or missed days of work. That’s our promise.


Picking the Right Construction Site Accident Lawyer

Being involved in a construction site accident can be painful, exhausting, and scary. Burnes Libman is a nationally recognized and awarded law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Our firm has a history of winning multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts across a variety of construction accident cases, including a $1.87M and $1.4M million dollar settlement.

At larger law firms, your call may not be returned for over a week. You also can be shuffled from lawyer to lawyer, with no rationale or reasoning. The Burnes Libman promise is to fight for you every step of the way.

Frequent Causes of Construction Site Accidents

In over thirty years of handling construction accident cases, we see a clear and present danger at construction sites. Unfortunately, there are a variety of unsafe practices that have led to construction site accidents in the United States every year, including:

  • Overwork

  • Heavy and dangerous equipment

  • Loose ground

  • Poor maintenance on job sites

  • Broken staircases or railings

  • Potholes in parking lots

  • Unorganized and cluttered flooring

  • Moisture collection in rooms

  • Spills and broken glass

  • Broken ladders or equipment

These experiences have helped us recover millions of dollars in settlements in construction site accidents for our clients. Legislation to come as close as we can through written rules, and litigation to punish those who do not exercise due care.

Examples of Burnes Libman Construction Site Accidents Settlements

Have you been involved in a construction site accident in the Midwest or United States? Let us represent you and together, we’ll get you the compensation you deserve. We treat every case with the expectation of going to trial. Below you will find some of our biggest construction site accident settlements:

$1,870,000 - Construction Site Accident
A 50-year-old laborer fell from a scaffold causing ankle fracture requiring four surgeries.

$1,400,000 - Construction Site Accident
38-year-old ironworker working at Harold Washington Library Project when L Beam collapsed resulting in rotator cuff tear and 3 fractured ribs.

$1,300,000 - Construction Site Accident

45-year-old male construction worker injury.

$1,300,000 - Construction Site Accident
41-year-old Operating Engineer fell from Cherry Picker resulting in ankle fracture requiring surgery.


$775,000 - Construction Site Accident

35-year-old male cervical herniated disc requiring cervical fusion.


$600,000 - Construction Site Accident

HVAC construction worker electrocuted on the job.


$350,000 - Construction Site Accident

A 39-year-old roofer had a knee replacement.

When to See a Lawyer and Pursue Litigation

If you have been involved in a construction site incident, you need to find a lawyer as soon as possible. Places and companies that you can get hurt at do not have your best interests in mind, which is why it’s so important to start the claims process as quickly and early as possible. It is difficult to determine liability at the beginning stages, and Burnes Libman is there to help you determine if litigation is a possibility with our free consultation. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings or wages, pain, and suffering, disability, or disfigurement. As each case is different and subject to a specific time limit (or statute of limitations), it is important to consult with a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

To contact Burnes Libman for your free case evaluation, call (312) 726-6500 or fill out our Get In Touch form below.

Contact Burnes Libman: Chicago’s Best Construction Site Accident Lawyers

The experience at Burnes Libman is different than any other law firm. "At Burnes Libman, we're there for you. You'll work directly with one of our top attorneys and we'll fight for you throughout the whole process. We'll be there every step of the way. That's our promise." For a free consultation regarding your construction site accident case, contact us immediately below or call (312) 726-6500

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