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McLean County Contractor Negligence Attorney

Pekin premises liability lawyer for injuries caused by contractor negligence

Lawyers for Injuries Caused by Contractors or Tradesmen in Bloomington, Decatur, Peoria, and Springfield

Serious injuries can occur in a wide variety of different situations and depending on where and how an injury occurred, multiple different parties may be liable for a victim's damages. In many premises liability cases, a property owner is liable for injuries that occur because of hazards on their property. However, these hazards may be present because a contractor or tradesman performed substandard work or did not follow the correct procedures when installing equipment or performing repairs. In these cases, victims can work with a personal injury attorney to hold a negligent contractor responsible for their injuries.

Over our 40-year history, the law firm of Kanoski Bresney has represented victims in many different types of injury cases, and we have helped our clients recover over $400 million in compensation. We believe in offering respect, response, and results to those who have been injured, and we will fight to protect your rights and make sure you receive payments that address your injuries and damages.

Injuries Caused by Contractor and Tradesman Negligence

A property owner is responsible for maintaining safe premises, correcting any hazards that present a risk to visitors, and providing warnings about potential dangers. Even if a property owner takes the proper measures to address existing issues, injuries can occur if workers did not perform repairs properly. Property owners, tenants, or visitors may also be injured due to negligence by contractors or tradesmen during the construction of a building or the installation of equipment. Multiple different types of workers may be liable for these injuries, including:

  • General contractors - When performing construction work, contractors may use substandard materials in an attempt to cut costs, or they may not take steps to ensure that a building or its components are structurally sound. For example, the materials used to construct a balcony may not be strong enough to hold multiple people, and this may lead to fall injuries if the balcony collapses. Injuries can also occur if a contractor does not fully complete a job or leaves hazards in a construction site, such as holes in floors or walls.
  • Electricians - Electrical fires can occur due to the improper installation of wiring in a building. Outlets, light fixtures, or circuit breaker boxes that are not properly wired may also cause electrocution injuries.
  • Bricklayers - When these workers perform substandard work, falling bricks or other objects can cause traumatic brain injuries or other forms of bodily harm.
  • Roofers - A roof that is not properly installed or repaired can collapse, causing injuries to a building's occupants.
  • HVAC technicians - Improper installation of equipment such as air conditioning systems or furnaces can lead to electrical fires or carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Plumbers and pipefitters - While errors by plumbers can lead to property damage in a building, these issues can also lead to personal injuries. Leaky pipes can create wet floors that lead to slip and fall accidents, or people may be injured by exploding pipes or toilets.

Typically, a contractor may be held liable for injuries that occurred due to negligence when performing work. A general contractor will be responsible for the actions of their employees, as well as any subcontractors hired to complete work.

Contact Our Champaign County Construction Negligence Attorneys

If you have been injured because a contractor or tradesman did not follow the proper procedures when performing construction work, repairs, or installation of equipment, our lawyers can help you pursue financial compensation. We will gather the evidence needed to show that a contractor was liable for your injuries, and we will work to make sure you are compensated for all of the expenses related to your injuries, including medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. To arrange a free consultation, contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We represent injury victims throughout Illinois, including McLean County, Champaign County, Peoria County, Macon County, Macomb, Sangamon County, Quincy, Champaign, McDonough County, Bloomington, Peoria, Decatur, Pekin, Springfield, Adams County, Rushville, Tazewell County, and Schuyler County.

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