Construction sites, farms, and industrial factories are inherently dangerous places to work. Because of this danger, companies have a duty to make these places reasonably safe for workers and visitors. In many cases, OSHA requirements and other state or federal safety regulations must be adhered to. When companies fail to maintain an area in a safe manner, they are liable for injuries that occur on these sites.
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., we represent people throughout central and southern Illinois, and in St. Louis, Missouri who have been injured in an industrial or construction site accident. In addition to 35 years of legal experience, we also have experience in the construction industry.
With so many parties involved in the daily operation of a construction site or industrial plant, it is easy to see how things can go wrong. Crane accidents, heavy machinery or heavy equipment defects, and scaffolding failures are just a few of the problems that may arise, leading to industrial accidents.
The law office of Bonifield & Rosenstengel represents construction workers, factory workers, and others injured in the following kinds of accidents:
You may be able to obtain assistance through both workers’ compensation and a personal injury claim. For example, a highway construction worker who is injured in a car accident while performing road work may have a workers’ compensation claim against his employer as well as a personal injury claim against the negligent driver who caused the accident.
We will help you file a workers’ comp against your employer and a personal injury claim against general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, supervisors, or other parties who may be responsible for your injuries.
Workers’ compensation and personal injury claims have significant differences; it is important to understand these differences and the relationship between the two types of claims. Generally, workers’ compensation benefits will be available much more quickly than a personal injury claim can be resolved.
No matter what method of recovery you seek, it is important to consult with a lawyer who can explain these differences to you.