Being part of a road construction crew or driving through a construction zone is hazardous enough without drivers who deliberately ignore construction warning signs in an attempt to save a little time. Irresponsible drivers cause harm to others on the road and to construction workers, and then insurance companies attempt to deny or shift blame.
This is unacceptable. Signs clearly indicate where highway crews are at work, and many of these signs warn of increased fines for speeding violations. When a driver ignores these warnings and injures or kills a construction worker or someone in another vehicle, it is not an accident, but a reckless disregard for the safety of other people.
Injured In An Accident In A Construction Zone? Let Us Help.
At Klest Injury Law Firm, our lawyers represent highway workers and drivers who have been injured in construction zone accidents throughout the Greater Chicago area. We also represent family members of those who have died in these terrible accidents. We can guide you through this difficult time, keeping you informed along the way and promptly responding to all questions.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. For your convenience, we have offices in Schaumburg and downtown Chicago.
Workers' Compensation And Personal Injury Issues In Construction Accident Claims
Highway workers who are injured on the job in Illinois are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation also provides death benefits for family members of workers who die on the job. Unfortunately, workers' compensation benefits are limited and will not compensate you for everything you have lost.
By filing a personal injury claim against the insurance company of the driver who injured you, you can obtain full compensation for everything you have lost in a construction zone accident, including pain and suffering.