Addressing Construction Accident Victims: Legal Support and Compensation

Addressing Construction Accident Victims

Those in the construction industry are well aware of the inherent risks involved in their work.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) attempts to reduce these risks by providing education regarding workplace safety practices. OSHA focuses on mitigating four key hazards: falls, struck-by incidents, electrocutions, and caught-in or caught-between accidents.

A concerning trend has emerged in recent years: the increase in fatalities from caught-in or caught-between incidents. CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training’s analysis indicates a 10% rise in such fatalities from 2011 to 2020. These accidents typically involve workers getting trapped or crushed in material collapses, struck by falling objects, or hit by vehicles in construction zones.

Victims of construction accidents, and their families, often face life-altering challenges. While OSHA may issue government sanctions or fines related to the accident, these actions serve to punish negligent employers and deter future lapses in safety rather than providing direct compensation to victims.

For some victims and their families, civil lawsuits, may be the best path for recovery of their damages, such as lost income while the injured worker is unable to perform his job, disability due to the injury, and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, you may wish to consult with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process of seeking justice and compensation in construction accident cases. The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C., with over 30 years of experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases, is dedicated to advocating for the rights of those harmed by the negligence of others. Located in downtown Chicago, they are committed to providing zealous representation for injured individuals.


For a thorough evaluation of your case and to understand your legal rights, please contact The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, 312-357-1431 or email at There no fees unless you recover.

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