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Construction Injuries

Prior to becoming a personal injury attorney and setting up his own Chicago law firm, Attorney Joseph G. Klest was a construction worker and a proud member of the Illinois Brotherhood of Electric Workers. He knows what it is like to do hard, physical work for a living. He has seen the kinds of injuries that can happen when you are doing your job.

Mr. Klest understands how devastating it can be when someone who is the family wage earner can no longer make a living. He knows how frustrating it is to get hurt at work because of circumstances beyond one’s control. He understands how necessary it is for an injured person to do what can be done to become whole again.

At Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, we will do what we can to obtain for you the best result possible in your construction accident case so that you can obtain the financial resources you need to recover and take care of your family. Chicago construction accident Attorney Klest represents victims who have been injured in accidents in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Will County, and anywhere else in Illinois.

Accident Claim and Lawsuits Against Third Parties Although many people wrongly believe that a construction worker who is seriously injured on the job can only receive compensation that is covered by workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker can file a claim or lawsuit against a liable party that is not his or her employer, such as subcontractors, engineers, mechanical maintenance workers, the manufacturers of defective machines or tools, and building architects.

Chicago Attorney Klest knows how to identify the parties that are liable. He can deal with them directly while protecting your interests and fighting for your right to injury compensation.

Causes and Injuries Construction workers place themselves at risk every time they do their job. They are constantly working with tools and equipment that can be very dangerous if these devices and machinery are defective, not operated properly, or the proper safety measures are not in place.

Falls from great heights, machinery malfunctions, defective equipment, welding accidents, electrical accidents, exposure to dangerous or toxic substances, fires, heavy falling objects, and explosions are just some of the potentially deadly accidents that can occur at construction sites.

Severe burns, injuries to the neck, back, and chest, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, severed limbs, traumatic brain injuries, psychological and emotional trauma, and wrongful death can result.

Chicago Attorney Joseph Klest can work with construction accident experts that know how to investigate the evidence from your accident. Mr. Klest is committed to helping his clients obtain the compensation that they are entitled to receive for their injuries.

To schedule your free consultation with Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, contact us online or call us at (847) 969-9510, (312) 527-2779, or (630) 528-7848. We have law offices conveniently located in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois. We will travel, if that is what your case requires.