Chicago Workplace Accident Defense Lawyers
Skilled Defense for Construction and Workplace Accidents in Illinois and Across the U.S.
Each year, countless accidents occur at construction job sites. Also, because there are often multiple parties involved, construction and workplace accidents cases can become quite complicated. If your company is involved in a construction accident, it is important to have experienced legal counsel in your corner aggressively advocating for your best interests.
Since 1997, Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. has defended employers, insurers and third parties in construction and workplace accidents Chicago, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and nationwide. Our award-winning attorneys have an in-depth understanding of this area of the law and how to untangle the complex web of legal issues to determine who is liable for the injuries and/or property damage.
Our experience has shown us that the key to a successful defense is rapid and thorough preparation. We go to work immediately to fully analyze the circumstances of the case and craft the most effective defense strategy. By taking a proactive approach, we often have your case fully prepared even before the plaintiff, giving you more leverage during negotiations, and often leading to a quicker and lower cost settlement.
Comprehensive Construction and Workplace Accident Defense in Illinois
There are numerous potential hazards that can lead to a construction accident, such as:
- Faulty Scaffolding
- Falling Objects
- Unstable Ladders
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Rotted Stairwells
- Broken Elevators
- Ceiling, Floor and Roof Collapses
- Machinery/Equipment Malfunction
We provide strong defense for all types of parties involved a construction accident case, including but not limited to:
- Construction Companies
- Property Owners
- Property Managers
- General Contractors/Subcontractors
When several parties are working on a construction project, determining fault in an accident can be challenging. For instance, if an employee is injured on the job, the injuries are typically covered by workers' compensation insurance. However, if another party is working at the site, the employee may bring a civil litigation action against them, which in turn could prompt that party to bring a lawsuit against the employer. On the other hand, if the third party is responsible for the accident, the employer and/or their insurer may file a workers' compensation subrogation claim to recover monies paid to the injured employee.