Belleville, IL asked in Construction Law for Illinois

Q: Who's liable for a construction site injury if the injured person wasn't wearing a hard hat or proper footwear?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I do not practice in Illinois, but your question hasn’t been picked up in four weeks. Based on the limited facts here, an attorney would have more questions. Here are just a few: In what capacity was the person on the site? What was she or he doing that resulted in the injury? What actions, if any, on the part of the site operator/owner caused the injury? Who was responsible for safety on the site? What third-party contractors were on the site, and what was their role? A consultation with an Illinois attorney experienced in construction site injuries could provide more meaningful guidance. If the injured person was an employee, then the matter would involve workers’ compensation issues.

Tim Akpinar

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