Construction sites in the Village of Schaumburg Illinois can be extremely dangerous to workers and visitors when others are negligent in their actions. Many severe injuries and fatalities are the results of one or more parties behaving badly, making mistakes, or not following safety procedures and protocols. Every injured worker is entitled to receive worker’s compensation under Illinois law, and injured visitors can seek financial protection by filing compensation claims. Hiring an attorney to work on your behalf can ensure that you receive full monetary recovery for your damages.
The lawyer can seek to file a claim or lawsuit against third parties responsible for causing you harm. These third parties could include building material manufacturers, suppliers, project developers, general contractors, property owners, co-workers, subcontractors and others. A legal team building your case and presenting evidence can ensure your rights are protected while providing substantial financial compensation to recover your medical expenses, recoup time away from work and pay for pain-and-suffering.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handles construction site accident cases across Illinois. If you or a family member was injured on a construction project in or around Schaumburg, contact our attorneys for a free case review.
Current and Proposed Large Construction Projects in Schaumburg Illinois
ComEd West Central Reliability Project – Construction crews will install a new electric line at the Itaska Bartlett substation running along the south side of Interstate 390 at the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway. While the much-needed project is underway, there will be a potential impact around the Schaumburg Airport.
New Schaumburg Development – Plans are underway to transform the former Motorola Solutions campus in downtown Schaumburg. Developers hoped to renovate the area into hotels, restaurants, stores, houses and office space on a level with the Chicago Loop. A 225-acre portion of the 322 acres at the site will have easy access to O’Hare Airport and the new Meacham Road interchange that was recently opened.
Roselle and Schaumburg Road Intersection Improvement – The Village of Schaumburg officials have authorized the construction of a new right turn lane at the intersection of Roselle and Schaumburg Road. The project, overseen by the Cook County Transportation and Highway Department, will involve the installation of a full traffic signal and significant aesthetic improvements. The completion of the project is expected in August 2018 with major landscaping restoration ending in September 2018, weather permitting.
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Recent Construction Accidents in Cook County Illinois
Most construction sites throughout the Chicago metropolitan area are dangerous work environments because of the heavy equipment, large machinery, and special environmental hazards required to get the job done. Many workers are exposed to working at great height, slipping, tripping, and falling, being hit with moving objects, working in noisy areas, and being unprotected from electricity and asbestos fibers. Below is a small sampling of accidents occurring in and around Schaumburg that severely injured the worker or caused their death. They include:
- Schaumburg, Illinois – In October 2016, a construction worker died after becoming entrapped in a sewer pipe in suburban Streamwood. First responders arrived at the construction site at Parkside Circle and Park Boulevard to assist in removing the trapped worker. While the incident occurred just after 6:00 PM, it took the confined space technicians from the Streamwood Fire Department nearly four hours to extricate the worker to the surface. It was not until the man was removed that he was determined to be deceased. The 22-year-old employee was a part of a large construction crew installing sanitary sewer lining under Park Boulevard. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) opened an investigation to determine what happened.
- Jane Addams Memorial Tollway – A worker died, and three others suffered a serious injury after a 45-ton beam slipped and fell during construction. On the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Des Plaines in April 2016. First responders arrived at the Tooley Avenue construction site on Interstate 90 around 3:00 AM after the beam had crashed down at the construction site and injured four workers below. One worker was pronounced dead after being transported to Lutheran General Hospital. As a part of the construction project, two support beams used on the bridge were being relocated using two cranes. However, the weight load shifted leading to its fall.
- Northwestern University – The family of an Indiana man who died in May 2013 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Schaumburg company over the incident. The 57-year-old Indiana contracted employee had been working at a Northwestern University construction site just after 7:00 AM on the day of the accident when he was struck in the head and chest by a beam that had been knocked off the sixth floor by a crane. The victim’s 21-year-old son filed the wrongful death lawsuit in Cook County. The suit claims that there was a “lack of adequate safeguards" including a failure to reasonably inspect the worksite to ensure that the upper floors were properly secured.
- Chicago, Illinois – In December 2014, a Cook County jury awarded a construction worker $2 million to resolve a lawsuit involving an injury at a construction site. The suit claimed that in August 2009 the 39-year-old plaintiff worked as a sprinkler fitter for a contractor at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center. The plaintiff stated he suffered injuries to his lower back after attempting to lift and install a dry pipe valve, which led to his spinal disc injury. The plaintiff claims that his employer chose not to provide a safe work environment and never prohibited the worker from using suitable, safe devices during the installation process. The jury awarded a verdict of $2,019,084 to cover medical expenses, lost wages, loss of benefits, pain, suffering, and a loss of normal life.
Tens of thousands of contracting construction workers suffer serious injuries that create acute harm. However, others develop serious health issues over time when exposed to a toxic mixture of fine, hazardous fibers and particles including dust, asbestos, gypsum and other building materials. A hardly detectable respiratory problem in its early stage can cause significant damage to the worker’s lungs and lead to serious, life-threatening diseases including silicosis, asthma, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Contractors, supervisors, and foremen are required to provide PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to any worker performing their duties in a hazardous environment.
Receive a Free Consultation With An Experienced Illinois Construction Accident Law Firm
As an injured employee under Illinois law, you are entitled to receive worker’s compensation benefits. As a surviving family member of a deceased loved one killed in a construction accident, you are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney working on your behalf can ensure that every party responsible for your damages is held financially accountable.
Serve the best interest of your family now. If you were injured in a Schaumburg construction site accident or lost a loved one through the negligence of another, contacting an attorney to handle your case could help you resolve your financial problems quicker. Contact the state’s leading Schaumburg construction accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers (888-424-5757) to discuss your case in a free, initial consultation. Our team of attorneys can review your legal options and assist you in seeking full compensation for your damages.
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