Asserting Your Rights After A Construction Accident

Attorney Mark L. Chipokas can help you fight to protect your rights as a worker, including pursuing all of the workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled.

Mark is dedicated to helping injured construction workers secure all of the medical and financial support that the workers' compensation system is designed to provide. He understands what it takes to truly help his clients, and he is dedicated to being there for them.

Give Mark's office a call today to discuss your specific situation in a free consultation. He has 25 years of experience and serves clients throughout the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area.

What Type Of Injury Did You Suffer?

Construction workers face one of the most dangerous work environments. The fact that the very nature of the work often involves lifting and the use of tools can lead to back and other injuries.

Construction workers also face the challenge of working in an ever-changing work environment. Every day construction workers may be asked to carry out their duties in a physical space that has changed as the construction has progressed. New trenches may have been dug. New wiring may be in place. A construction worker has to be constantly aware of what has changed on the site and adapt his or her behavior accordingly to remain safe.

Workers also face risk from using heavy machinery and power tools such as:

  • Backhoes
  • Cranes
  • Front-end loaders
  • Trenching equipment
  • Dump trucks
  • Saws
  • Drills
  • Welding equipment

After an on-the-job injury, a construction worker may be unable to return to work or return to the same position. Injured workers are not obligated to return to the same job. Firing a worker because he or she was injured is known as a retaliatory discharge and it is illegal.

Contact Attorney Mark L. Chipokas

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you need to ensure that you receive all available workers' compensation benefits. Cedar Rapids construction accident lawyer Mark L. Chipokas has been helping people for more than two decades; let him help you build the strong case you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 319-423-8011, toll free at 800-723-2598 or simply contact Mark's office online.