Employees face certain risks every time they go to work. The risks vary depending on the occupation of an employee, the work setting, and the conditions during working hours, making some professions more dangerous than others. Among all workers, construction workers, nurses and nurses’ aides, airline employees, and factory line workers are particularly prone to damaging injuries while on the job.
But those workers are not the only ones who can be hurt while on the clock. An injury can occur to anyone, regardless of the profession, and it can occur at any time. Even low-risk employees like office workers sometimes become injured and may require medical treatment. When an on-the-job injury happens in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, the worker is entitled to certain benefits and protections under the applicable laws, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. In most cases, a worker can receive proper medical care, compensation for lost wages, and even payment for injuries through the use of a workers’ compensation claim. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer in Chicago may help you understand your ability to recover if you have been injured while working.
Officials were called to the site of a workplace accident in Lisbon Township shortly after 3:00 pm yesterday. The incident took place on Helmar Road and involved an employee that became trapped in a grain bin with his leg stuck. The worker reportedly was conscious through the incident and crews were able to free the man from the bin. He was transported by air ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital where his current condition is not known.
Officials have not released what caused the accident to occur at this time.
Workplace accidents can range from the minor to the severe and in the worst cases they can result in the death of an employee. The law strives to make workplaces safe but accidents continue to occur every year in Chicago, placing the safety of workers at risk. In the event that injuries cannot be prevented and an accident causes damage to a worker, that victim may have a valid claim for his or her losses.
If you have been injured in an accident while on the job or if your family member was killed in a workplace incident, you may be entitled to relief for your damages. The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and provide you with a free case consultation toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575. There is no obligation on your part for speaking with us and everything discussed will be kept confidential.
If a workplace injury has affected your life, call us now and let us help you get the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Driver Arrested After Striking Pedestrian in Chicago, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 16, 2014.
Man removed from Kendall County grain bin, authorities say, by Geoff Ziezulewicz, Chicago Tribune, published July 17, 2014.