Every worker at a Springfield construction site is at risk of suffering severe injuries or dying by the negligent actions of others. While the injured worker can seek worker’s compensation and surviving family members of a loved one loss on a construction site can file a wrongful death claim, holding other parties responsible can be difficult.
Hiring a Springfield, IL construction worker accident attorney who specializes in wrongful death, construction site accidents and premises liability cases can ensure you receive adequate monetary recovery for your losses. A lawyer working on your behalf might be able to hold the project developer, property manager, property owners, project developer, co-workers, subcontractors, building material manufacturers and distributors legally and financially accountable.
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 Springfield, contact our attorneys for a free case review.
Current and Proposed Large Construction Projects in Springfield, Illinois
Springfield, Illinois – The city fathers have announced that EmberClear will construct and 1100-megawatt gas-to-electric power plant at any one of numerous locations including Pawnee. The project is expected to take years to complete.Meredosia, Morgan County, Illinois – The Meredosia Bridge Project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2018. The project will encompass building a new structure over the Illinois River that requires excavation, significant earthwork, pump station construction, and paving.Springfield, Illinois – The Carpenter Street Underpass Project is just the first major construction that will take place across Springfield 10th St. rail corridor. The project is expected to help improve access to the city’s medical facilities by reducing previously unavoidable delays for medical emergency vehicles. The project will include drilling shafts, roadway paving, installing concrete curbs, and construction of a pump station.
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Recent Construction Accidents in Sangamon County
Statistics maintained by the US Department of Labor, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) revealed that more than 600 construction workers died and thousands suffered serious injuries in 2015. Many of these accidents with injuries and fatalities involved a collapsing trench, collapsing scaffold, falling from great height, electrocution or electrical shock, and failing to follow safety protocols. The recent series of accidents involving severe injuries and death in the construction industry in and around Springfield Illinois include:
- Springfield, Illinois – A report revealed that construction worker was killed after falling from a Springfield apartment complex under construction near Hammons Tower. First responders were dispatched to the scene after an initial report that a worker had fallen from a significant height on the building under construction. The employee had been off-loading supplies using a lift before losing his balance and falling to the ground. The worker died at the scene due to his injuries. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is investigating the incident.
- Springfield, Illinois – In August 2017, an accident on a construction site in the 3400 block of Liberty Drive left an employee was severe injuries. The incident occurred at the end of the construction worker’s shift. After he climbed down a ladder, many numerous installed roof trusses fell from their location and pin the worker to the ground. First responders used an on-site forklift to remove the debris and pull the worker trapped underneath. The injured man was transported to the local hospital to receive medical treatment. Initial reports indicate the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
- Jacksonville, Illinois – An Illinois Department of Transportation employee was struck by a vehicle while filling potholes with another worker along Morton Avenue just off Exit 68 on Interstate 72. First responders airlifted the victim to a Springfield Hospital. The other worker and the driver of the vehicle were treated and also transported to the hospital and released after receiving treatment.
- Springfield, Illinois – OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recently fined four companies in Illinois over an incident that claimed the life of a 42-year-old construction worker back in 2015. The incident involved a worker who was injured by blunt force trauma while he was working at a Springfield wastewater treatment plant. The construction worker was inside a large pipe checking for leaks when he sustained a blunt force injury after an inflatable bladder burst.
The federal worker's protection agency investigated the incident and fined Henderson Construction of Central Illinois, Inc. for their failure to provide adequate training to the worker on how to test the equipment properly. OSHA also indicated that Henderson Construction failed to manage how the workers could safely enter the pipe and failed to monitor the confined space to identify hazards. Three other companies were also found to have violated safety regulations while performing services at the Springfield Metro Sanitary District’s Sugar Creek Plant.
- Springfield, Illinois – A construction worker suffered injuries on a construction site located at the former Limestone Street South High School location. First responders removed the worker at approximately 2:45 PM the afternoon of the accident using an aerial truck. Initial reports indicate that the construction site employee suffered a head injury. The man was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center and airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital for further treatment. The site’s location of a $10 million project where contractors are renovating the facility will become part of the Career ConnectED Center and Global Impact Stem Academy.
- Springfield, Illinois – Local firefighters rescued a construction worker injured at the job site in April 2018. First responders answered a call at the Tower Square on Columbus Avenue just before noon on an initial report that an employee had suffered a severe arm injury. Rescuing the man from scaffolding required firefighters to use a basket before he was transported to the local hospital in stable condition.
Many incidents involving severe injuries and death are the result of a failure to adequately train construction workers on how to follow effective safety protocols. Also, many workers are not provided required safety gear including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including sufficient head protection.
Hiring A Springfield Construction Accident Lawyer To Protect Your Legal Rights After An Accident
If you have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one through a construction site accident in Springfield, Illinois, you are likely entitled to receive financial compensation for your losses. An attorney working on your behalf can assist you in filing worker’s compensation forms to obtain monetary benefits. Surviving family members can hire an attorney to seek damages of all those responsible for taking the life of a loved one.
Our skilled personal injury attorneys specialize in construction site accidents, premises liability and wrongful death cases. Our Springfield construction worker injury law firm might be able to hold third parties also, for additional monetary recovery. The legal team at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can review your case and provide various legal options on how to proceed. Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free, initial consultation to start your case now.