The accident happened on August 29, 2010 when our client was working as a ramp agent in terminal four at O’Hare Airport. The claimant was positioned outside an airplane by a ramp when she was struck in the face by a baggage loading machine.
The plaintiff sustained facial lacerations, bruising, a shoulder injury and severe headaches. After the accident she was taken by ambulance to Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. At the ER, her lacerations were stitched, and x-rays showed no fractures.
Over the next several days, her shoulder pain and headaches continued. She has since sought follow-up treatment with a medical doctor in Chicago.
An application for adjustment of claim is being filed with the Illinois Industrial Commission in downtown Chicago. Attorney Nicole Sommerfeld will be handling the claim. We will be seeking reasonable medical treatment for the client, disability pay while she is off work, and the bodily injury settlement at the end of the case.
If you’ve been injured on the job in the Chicago area, contact the Illinois work comp attorneys at Abels & Annes for a free, no obligation consultation. Call 312-924-7575 speak directly to a lawyer now.