Our lawyers stand by the idea that employees ought to be able to trust and expect that the environment in which they are working is safe and they are not in harm’s way when going about their assigned duties. This means that equipment should be properly functioning, that the worksite has been inspected for dangers, that employers have provided proper training, and that the company has safety protocols in place to prevent serious workplace injuries from occurring. When a company fails to ensure the safety of its workers and an employee is seriously injured, the employee may be able to hold the employer accountable for his or her workplace accident injuries that could have been prevented.
According to a recent report by ABC Chicago, an Illinois worker was recently injured on a job site at the Jardine Water Purification Plant of Chicago. The injured roofer worked for a roofing company and suffered injuries after being pinned between dumpster and roofing equipment. Reports did not say how he became trapped or if negligence played a role in his injuries.
When workers suffer serious injuries as a result of unsafe work environment or the negligence of other workers, they may be able to take legal action. Often, investigations can point to the fault or failed safety measure or procedure that was not followed to pinpoint how an accident occurred. Legal analysis may question as to why it is so difficult to discern the cause of this accident, and may question whether there were numerous safety violations that make it difficult to pinpoint among many wrongful actions as to what caused this accident.
When someone suffers a serious injury on the worksite as a result of a dangerous environment, poor training or the recklessness of other employee, they may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for their emotional and physical suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. In Illinois there is a statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits, so victims should seek legal assistance quickly. Workplace accident lawsuits help all types of workers, including those injured in accidents on construction sites, farms, in factories and on roadways. Our attorneys have represented injured workers since 1992, and have helped families obtain justice for employer’s negligence. For instance, our lawyers worked to recover $5.7 million in a settlement on behalf of a roofer who was paralyzed from a fall because the employer failed to provide proper safety equipment. Our attorneys understand the absolute necessity for safety on the job and the need to protect our workers. If you have suffered injuries due to your employer’s negligence, we may be able to help you. Contact our law firm today, and one of our attorneys would be happy to discuss your potential case with you.