Posted On: April 13, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Chicago Construction Accident Lawsuit Seeks Illinois Wrongful Death Recovery After Worker is Fatally Injured at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant

The family of Jose Meza is suing Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielson/IHC Construction, and New Holland North America, Inc. for his Cook County wrongful death. Meza, 38, died during a Chicago, Illinois construction accident on November 30 at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant.

The ironworker was using a skid steer loader when his body harness got caught in the equipment. Meza, who worked for Industrial Fence, Inc., was thrown onto the ground and fatally crushed by the engine-power vehicle.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined that Meza’s cause of death was multiple fatal injuries from a construction vehicle accident. The South Side man’s family is seeking over $50,000 in Chicago wrongful death recovery.

Chicago, Illinois Construction Accident
With so many parties involved in overseeing and working a construction site, it is important that all safety protocols and proper procedures are followed to minimize the chance of serious injuries and deaths. Even with safety measures in place, the US Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety Health Administration consider construction sites among the most dangerous work sites in the US.

Construction accidents can cause such serious injuries that a worker may may be disabled or permanently injured for life. If you are someone with dealing with catastrophic injuries—whether your own or a loved one’s—from a work accident, Chicago, Illinois workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover all your losses.

Although you cannot sue an employer for your construction accident injuries, you are likely entitled to Illinois workers’ compensation benefits. You should file your claim immediately. You may also have grounds for filing a Cook County construction accident lawsuit against third parties that were involved in the construction project.

Suit filed over fatal accident at water reclamation site, Chicago Breaking News, April 12, 2010

Worker ran over at Chicago water reclamation plant, WiredNewsEngine, December 5, 2009

Related Web Resources:

Construction Accidents Overview, Justia

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