As the construction industry in Chicago enters its busy season, the chances for accidents rise as well – just ask any workers compensation lawyer. There are many factors which lead to these accidents, including larger projects and longer work hours, and but even the most careful crew can encounter onsite conditions which lead to an accident. Thankfully most of the accidents result in minor injuries, which can all be represented by a Chicago workers compensation lawyer, but every now and then a fatality occurs on the job. One year ago a man was killed working on the South Side when a beam his crew was setting on the bridge fell on him. Here is a quick briefing on what can happen on a seemingly normal day.
On April 10th, 2012, a 37 year old Evergreen Park man was part of a crew who was putting a steel beam on a bridge at the 13100 block of South Torrence Avenue in the Hegewisch neighborhood. Reports say the beam slipped and fell on his head. The man was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead at 5:21 at MetroSouth Medical Center. Due to the severity of his injuries and the complications of the jobsite the man’s chances for survival were dire from the moment the accident occurred.
Although most of the cases a workers compensation lawyer will represent are for the injured individuals themselves, if your loved one has been killed on the job because of negligence of the company or the jobsite you should seek legal representation right away. The best Chicago workers compensation lawyers are always waiting to provide you a free quote and it is important to your case to hire a workers compensation lawyer immediately. Even with all of the emotions you are feeling, you owe it to your family to fight for what you deserve.
Although it may seem immoral to you, some companies will try to destroy evidence or fabricate stories to not be at fault. Your attorney will use their legal prowess to begin their own investigation into the matter and ensure the guilty party is brought to justice and your family is properly compensated for the loss of your loved one.
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