Highway Worker Accidents
Despite laws that punish drivers for actions such as speeding in a construction zone, too many people do not take construction zones seriously. Accidents in construction zones on an interstate, highway, rural road or city street can seriously injure or kill highway workers.
If you were injured while working in a construction zone, or you lost a loved one to an accident, the Springfield construction accident attorneys at Kanoski Bresney can help. We represent injured highway construction workers and their families. Our workers compensation attorneys may be able to help you with workers’ compensation claims and third-party negligence claims. For a free consultation with our Illinois highway workers accidents and injuries lawyers, please call (866) 438-2419, or contact us online.
Road Construction Accidents
The dangers of construction zone work are almost too numerous to name: inattentive motorists, lack of signage, inadequate sight lines, and equipment and barriers blocking escape routes are just a few. Highway workers are at increased risk when they are placing traffic cones or directing traffic. Falling off of construction vehicles or equipment can also put workers in the path of oncoming traffic.
Equipment accidents, problems with defective tools or machinery, and faulty safety equipment or procedures are additional hazards many workers face. In these cases, you may be able to collect additional damages from the manufacturer of the defective equipment.
Depending on the specifics of your accident, your employer, a negligent equipment manufacturer and/or the driver of the vehicle may be liable for your injuries. We can determine liability by investigating the accident.
Negligent motorists are often the cause of injuries and wrongful death in highway construction zones. Some of the most common issues include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
We have extensive experience with all types of vehicle accidents and will hold the driver accountable for your losses.
Springfield Injured Worker Lawyers
Please call our office at 217-280-4985 or 866-438-2419 to schedule a free consultation.