Commercial and residential construction sites can be inherently dangerous places of work. General Contractors and Sub-Contractors, operating within a competitive bidding system, often work under strict time deadlines and schedules.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proscribes safety standards and regulations designed to protect the American construction worker from risk of injury or death. Efforts to complete construction projects "on-time" and "on-budget" often results in contractors failing to comply with safety regulations and standards. Further, a failure to provide proper training, and a failure to utilize proper safety equipment, also contributes to serious injuries and deaths at construction sites.
Attorney Robert Phillips represents individuals and families who have sustained serious personal injuries or death resulting from dangerous construction sites and unsafe practices. In representing individuals and families, Mr. Phillips utilizes some of the nation's leading experts in the construction industry, including former and retired OSHA compliance officers and officials.
Mr. Phillips has secured millions of dollars on behalf of families who have suffered personal injuries, wrongful death and lost career income due to injuries related to scaffold accidents, electrical code violations and other negligent acts of general contractors and subcontractors.
Mr. Phillips obtained a $2,100,000.00 recovery on behalf of an injured worker who sustained a complex foot fracture due to a wall which collapsed under high wind conditions. This recovery was the highest reported settlement in Illinois history for this type of injury.