Construction workers are responsible for having built the roadway and beautiful skylines that comprise America. Masons, carpenters, laborers, iron workers or even heavy equipment operators are all examples of the American worker that puts him or herself in a particularly dangerous position every work day in order to provide a life for themselves and their families.
A construction accident typically occurs when a worker on a construction site of a building, road, bridge, or any structure is injured because of the negligence of another worker or entity. Many construction workers, such as iron workers, carpenters, lineman, plumbers or laborers can be injured in any number of ways. A wall can collapse, a lineman or electrician can be electrocuted, a carpenter or laborer might fall from improperly built scaffolding, or a plumber may have a trench collapse.
The lawyers at Sutter & Ori have had great success in representing the injured construction worker. They have secured tens of millions of dollars for injured construction workers because they have an intimate understanding of the construction industry as well as the means and methods of construction.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Ori worked for several years as a construction laborer and electrical apprentice. He was involved in numerous major Chicago construction projects. This hands-on experience and knowledge of what really “goes down” during a construction project affords Sutter & Ori unparalleled insight into the investigation and prosecution of construction accidents. Furthermore, the injured worker and their family become part of the extended Sutter & Ori family after they realize our unique relationship.
Sutter & Ori understands the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) rules and regulations governing workplace safety, and has the resources, experience and training to spot a violation. Sutter & Ori has also worked with numerous unions in the past, and fully grasps their role and relationship to a construction accident and the injured worker.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a work site accident, please contact a lawyer at Sutter & Ori to fully understand your rights and have the case promptly investigated.