Posted On: May 14, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Former Truck Driver Injured in 2006 Construction Accident Awarded $7.87 Million

A jury has awarded $7.87 million to former trucker Gary Will for construction accident injuries he sustained at a Budweiser distribution plant in 2006. Will, who was delivering materials to the construction site, was injured when he was forced to jump off his tractor-trailer in order to avoid getting hit by a concrete beam that a crane operator had lost control off.

The truck driver, who shattered both his heels during the work accident, sued the crane operator’s employer, Molin Concrete Products Co., for negligent crane operation and failure to abide by Occupational Safety and Health Administration and industry standards. The construction accident award includes compensation for lost income, lost future earning capacity, past and future medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Chicago, Illinois Construction Accidents
If you are a worker who was injured at a construction site, there may be a number of third parties that you can hold liable for your Chicago construction accident injuries. Who you can claim recovery from will depend on the specifics of your work injury accident. Possible liable parties might include the construction site owner, the project owner or develop, contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, machine manufacturers, or suppliers. Injured construction workers are also likely entitled to receive Illinois workers’ compensation benefits.

A construction accident can result in catastrophic injuries, cause serious pain suffering, ruin the worker’s career (rendering him/her unable to work), and result in serious financial hardships from medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of future income. It is important that you get legal help so that you can obtain recovery from all liable parties.

Jury awards $7.87 million in worker injury case, StarTribune, May 7, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Molin Concrete Products

Occupational Health and Safety Administration

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