Construction Accidents

Construction sites present many hazards to workers and bystanders. In one recent year there were nearly 775 fatalities at construction sites, and more than one-third of them involved fatal falls.  There simply are not enough safety regulators to identify and prevent hazards from falls off ladders, scaffolds and roofs. When fatalities or serious injuries happen at construction worksites, BWMK lawyers have the experience to determine when to file an appropriate claim and how to get the best results.  We thoroughly understand the regulations, statutes, ordinances and industry standards that mandate a safe working environment for construction workers and others at construction sites.  If unsafe working conditions or defective equipment and machinery combined with human error to cause injuries or death, we know how to investigate, pursue and litigate claims successfully.

 

Successes

$3.32 Million Settlement for Injuries Sustained in Bridge Construction Collapse

We represented a union ironworker who was injured in 2005 when a flyover bridge span collapsed and pinned his arm while he worked on a…

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$8 Million Verdict for Workplace Negligence

Our client was an electrician working in the basement of a downtown Chicago condo building when he tripped over scrap cables left near an elevator…

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$6.1 Million Jury Verdict for Amputation from Workplace Accident

Plaintiff was injured on a tower crane, leading to an amputation.

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$6.1 Million Settlement for Construction Site Death

Four years after a father of two was crushed to death in a construction accident on an airport taxiway, we secured a $6.1 million settlement…

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$2.25 Million Settlement for Injured Ironworker in Construction Negligence Case

Our client was a 38-year-old female ironworker who required surgery and was unable to return to work after sustaining a serious elbow injury called medial…

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$4.055 Million Settlement for Workplace Injury from New Shoring Product

We represented a 44-year-old carpenter and his wife in this workplace injury and product liability action. The carpenter was an employee of Walsh Construction Company,…

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$9 Million Settlement for Paralysis in Construction Injury

A construction worker suffered a “closed head” injury in a 30-foot fall during the construction of the Radisson Hotel. The accident left the worker permanently…

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$9.6 Million Jury Verdict for Ironworker’s
Fall and Paraplegic Injury

An ironworker fell from a column at a construction site and fractured his spine. He was rendered an incomplete paraplegic with some function below the…

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$5 Million Settlement for Worksite Fall, Injury

Plaintiff fell off a roof at a construction site and sustained a brain injury.  

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$5 Million for Construction Negligence

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