sites are hubs of activity, and construction jobs are some of the
most dangerous jobs around. On a large project, there might be
carpenters, electricians, plumbers, sheet metal workers and laborers
from different companies. The general rule is that if one of those
workers is injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits that
worker’s the sole and exclusive remedy.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If an injured employee
qualifies for basic workers’ compensation benefits, there are time
and monetary limits to these benefits. Three types if compensation
might be paid. Those follow:
necessary medical benefits.
Permanent partial disability.
The Third Party Exception
accident attorney in Joliet from Block,
Klukas Manzella & Shell P.C. will advise that if a plumber from
one company on a construction site is injured by an electrician from
another company on the same job site, the exclusivity rule of
workers’ compensation might be circumvented. When that happens, a
personal injury lawsuit can be filed in court at the same time that
the injured construction worker is receiving benefits. The law allows
that lawsuit to contemplate damages that go far beyond those of
workers’ compensation benefits, especially in the context of
After being injured at work as a
result of the carelessness and negligence of a third party, contact
us at Block,
Klukas Manzella & Shell P.C. right
away to arrange for a free consultation and case review with a
construction accident attorney in Joliet from our offices. There
might be more to your construction accident injuries than you think.