Worker Injured in Illinois Construction Accident

Worker Injured in Illinois Construction Accident

Thomas Capstick, a former construction worker, filed a personal injury lawsuit against six defendant companies after sustaining serious spinal injuries in a construction accident while on the job. According to Capstick, he suffered serious injuries after the scaffolding he was working on collapsed.

Capstick alleges he fell Dec. 22, 2006 while working on the Sugar Fork Creek Bridge construction project in Madison County.

Construction Accident Causes Injuries
According to the lawsuit, Capstick suffered losses including:

  • Serious spinal injury
  • Great physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Hefty medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Permanent disabilities and disfigurement

Capstick is seeking sums in excess of $500,000 to cover his losses. The defendants in the case include:

  • Elite Contracting
  • Dayton Superior Corporation
  • ITW Red Head
  • OK Fasteners
  • Keller Construction

Construction Accidents
Because construction areas are typically home to dangerous equipment, they are common places for work-related injuries to occur. It falls on the site managers and construction companies to ensure the employees have the necessary training and tools to keep them safe.

If an employee is injured in a construction accident, they are eligible to seek compensation for their losses including:

  • Medical expenses, including long-term care
  • Lost wages, lost ability to pursue normal work
  • Emotional pain and suffering

Causes of Construction Accidents
Despite the number of hazards at construction sites, the most common causes of construction accidents include:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Electrocution
  • Poorly braced trenches
  • Defective products/tools

(Source: Madison St. Clair Record)

Have you been injured in a construction accident? If so, contact us to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.

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