Chicago Industrial Accident Lawyer
Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle made Chicago’s meat packing industry of the early 20th century notorious and helped raise awareness of industrial accidents. Today, many factory workers still fall ill or are injured or killed because of employer or product manufacturer negligence.
In Illinois, employers are responsible for providing safe workplaces that protect their workers from injury on the job. Industrial settings often provide unique hazards that must be adequately addressed to ensure worker safety. When OSHA or other industry specific standards are not followed, and an injury occurs, you may be entitled to compensation.
Factories and construction sites have some of the highest potential for injury associated with slips and falls, explosions, chemical spills and other types of accidents. According to the US Department of Labor, 2 out of every 1,000 industrial workers will die from a workplace accident.
The Department of Labor regulates workplace safety through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Regulatory agencies such as OSHA are instrumental in proving negligence in industrial accident cases. Violation of OSHA rules or a report finding fault with the employer in an accident can help a plaintiff’s personal injury claim.
In some cases, more than one party may be found liable. Others could involve multiple serious injuries as in the case of a workplace explosion or toxic gas leak. Every industrial accident case features different circumstances that must be carefully evaluated when building a personal injury claim.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander use industry experts to independently investigate the scene of a client’s accident. In addition to regulations, our attorneys also carefully look at industry requirements to make sure that relevant information was accessible to workers in a hazardous environment. The nuances of your case may influence how your injury is perceived and evaluated if there is a trial.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
Those who suffer industrial injuries will also face the complicated process of filing a claim for worker’s compensation. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission provides much needed income for injured or ill workers. Filing a claim can be a confusing and stressful process. Our team of attorneys considers no part of your case too small or too big. We can help you through the complexities of insurance, addressing medical bill inaccuracies, and in the court room.
Medical bills and lost wages incurred by industrial accidents can ruin a family financially. The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander can guide you through these peripheral legal processes while also providing valuable counsel in personal injury or product liability claims.
Going Above and Beyond
Facing a claim against an employer or large company can be a frightening proposition. You may feel that you will jeopardize your future with a company or that you will end up losing your financial security during the course of legal proceedings. With our attorneys at your side, you don’t need to be afraid of company fear tactics or other unethical actions taken against you.
We provide you with the information you need to determine the best course of action in your situation. Our attorneys carefully evaluate all settlement offers and won’t rest until we are sure you’ve received the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. In many cases, our firm provides contingency fee structures, meaning that you and your family will pay nothing unless you receive compensation in court.
Contact our Chicago injury lawyers with experience in industrial accidents. We’re ready to help you pursue action and provide honest counsel at every step of the way. Even if you’re in the hospital or undergoing rehabilitation, we can visit you wherever needed.