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What is a construction accident?


Construction accidents, which can range from property damage to personal injury, occur as a result of actions to build, improve, repair, clean, demolish, or generally construct. Construction is a dangerous industry with workers performing difficult physical labor, often at extreme heights or in dangerous areas, and with heavy equipment, putting themselves and bystanders at-risk for serious injuries and death.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.

Types of Construction Accidents 

There are two primary types of construction accidents. These include:

  1. Accidents involving construction workers – These accidents involve workers who have been hired to perform construction duties. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 60% of construction worker deaths are due to one of the “Fatal Four”, which consist of falls, electrocution, “struck by an object”, or “caught-in-between”.
  2. Accidents that involve private citizens – Construction workers are not the only people who can be injured due to construction accidents. When safety protocols are not followed or proper warnings are not in place, bystanders can be seriously injured or killed in construction accidents.

Causes of Construction Accidents 

Construction accidents are often due to negligence, however other causes of construction accidents include:

  • Lack of fall protection for workers
  • Lack of training
  • Lack of protection for bystanders
  • Tripping hazards
  • Missing guards or protections
  • Unsafe and/or defective equipment
  • Lack of precautions when working around power lines
  • Lack of protection in trenches
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Lack of signage, warnings, borders, fencing, protective gear, and/or improperly maintained guards

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at work we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Mike Agruss Law, we put People, First.

Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 900 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 120 five-star reviews on Google.  Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected], or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7.


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