Illinois Construction Accident Attorney

Workers in the construction industry are faced with potentially fatal hazards and dangerous work conditions every day. Tens of thousands of construction workers are seriously injured or killed in construction site accidents every year. Many injured construction workers are left with massive medical bills, lost wages from time spent out of work recovering, and even disability that prevents them from returning to work. Stephen R. Martay, Attorney at Law understands how physically, emotionally, and financially devastating construction accidents can be. As a construction accident attorney with over 13 years of experience, Stephen represents clients in pursuing workers’ compensation claims. If you need assistance making a claim or have been denied the benefits you deserve, Stephen R. Martay is here to help.

Stephen R. Martay, Attorney at Law serves clients in the Chicago area and throughout the state of Illinois with personal attention, honest advice, and skilled representation. Stephen offers free consultations and case evaluations; contact us today to speak directly with Stephen and get the answers you need to move forward with your claim. 

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in Illinois, don’t wait; time is of the essence, and partnering with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer sooner rather than later will increase your chance of maximizing your claim. Contact Attorney Stephen R. Martay today with any questions you may have about your workers’ compensation or personal injury case. He is standing by, ready to provide you with professional assistance. He can help you seek compensation for medical expenses, time off work and make sure you get a fair settlement.

Stephen R. Martay Advocates Aggressively for Victims of Construction Site Accidents

The construction field can be incredibly dangerous, and unfortunately, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines and other general safety regulations are not always met by manufacturers, subcontractors, and other parties involved in a particular project. Having practiced construction accident law in the state of Illinois for over 13 years, Stephen R. Martay has witnessed firsthand the many different effects that construction site accidents can have on workers. Therefore, he is committed to helping victims pursue the compensation they rightfully deserve. Stephen will take the time to understand the nuances and specific details of your case in order to help you file a successful claim. He has represented construction workers who have suffered on-the-job injuries due to various factors, including but not limited to:  


Construction workers often have to work in areas where there is a risk of falling from a significant height. Falls are often caused by failing ladders and scaffolding, but can also be caused by slips or trips due to wet surfaces, cracked surfaces, construction debris, poor lighting, and many other factors. Falls can result in head injuries (including (TBIs), broken bones/fractures, spinal cord injuries, internal soft tissue damage, muscle sprains, and more. 


Employees who work with heavy machinery are often exposed to dangerous hazards. Whether an individual is operating machinery or standing nearby, malfunctions and human error can result in serious injury and death. 

Falling Objects

Falling objects are also common causes of construction accidents. When a construction worker is struck by a large object or an object falling from a great height, they can be seriously injured. These injuries can include concussions and traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, broken bones, or even paralysis.

Auto Accidents

Unfortunately, road construction accidents are common in Illinois. According to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, approximately 4,800 work zone crashes occur in the state each year. Illinois law recognizes that road construction workers are often injured due to negligent driving; however, without the help of a skilled construction accident lawyer, your claim may still be denied or minimized. Attorney Stephen R. Martay can help you recover the compensation you deserve. In addition to road construction accidents, he also represents victims injured in traffic accidents while operating company-owned vehicles.

Attorney Stephen R. Martay Can Help You Explore Your Options and Avenues for Seeking Compensation

For victims of construction site accidents, workers’ compensation is often crucial for covering medical expenses and helping you focus on recovery. Fortunately, Attorney Stephen R. Martay can walk you through the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim from start to finish. In addition, if a construction accident has resulted in the death of a loved one, he may be able to help you recover other benefits. Stephen is known as one of the top Chicago construction accident lawyers, and is available to assist clients throughout the state of Illinois.  

As your construction accident attorney, Stephen R. Martay’s goal is to serve as your trusted advocate, helping you and your family get back on your feet and recover physically, emotionally, and financially from construction accidents. On modern construction sites, there are often several different companies involved, any of which could be liable for you or your loved one’s injuries. This can make the process of seeking compensation quite complex. It’s important to note that if you are filing a third-party liability claim in Illinois (against a general contractor or crane manufacturer, for example), you can also seek workers’ compensation for your construction injuries. The first step is to schedule a consultation with Attorney Stephen R. Martay. He will help you navigate your situation and explain all of your options.   

Filing for Workers’ Compensation after a Construction Accident: The state of Illinois has a no-fault workers’ compensation system. This means that most construction workers are entitled to compensation regardless of whether negligence played a role in their injuries. Attorney Stephen R. Martay can help to prove your eligibility for workers’ comp.

Filing a Third-Party Claim: In Illinois, workers can take legal action against third-party companies involved in the operation of the construction site, either independent of or in addition to their workers’ compensation claim. Stephen can promptly gather sound evidence to help you prove the third party’s negligence.  

You Have Options: When seeking compensation for lost wages or medical expenses following a construction accident, remember that you are not alone. Attorney Stephen R. Martay can help you explore your options and determine the best possible course of action for your situation.

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If you need to file a workers’ compensation claim after a construction accident, it is imperative that you act quickly.

You must prove that your injuries or the death of your loved one “arose out of” employment as a construction worker, whether or not the incident occurred on-site. Your employer may also try to avoid paying fair compensation by claiming that your injuries resulted from a pre-existing condition. Even if your initial claim has been denied, get in touch with Attorney Stephen R. Martay right away. He can help to turn things around and recover the compensation you deserve.  

If you are searching for a knowledgeable construction accident attorney in Illinois, look no further than Stephen R. Martay. He has a proven track record for success and can help you understand your rights under Illinois’ workplace safety laws. Additionally, you won’t pay legal fees unless your claim is successful.