Workplace injuries: 2 hurt in accident involving fallen object

Falling objects continue to be a major concern for construction companies and workers in Illinois and across the nation. Accidents involving similar circumstances run the unfortunate risk of causing employees to suffer severe workplace injuries that could leave them facing a lengthy recovery period or the need for long-term or permanent medical treatment. Two workers suffered injuries during a recent accident involving a fallen object at a construction site in another state.

The incident is said to have taken place as the two workers were operating on a construction project at a local college campus. Many of the details pertaining to how the accident occurred remain unclear as an investigation into the incident remains underway. However, officials did state that an object weighing as much as 1,500 pounds had fallen and struck both men.

According to reports, one of the workers was placed on a stretcher and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment for broken bones and a head injury. Emergency responders say the other person suffered an apparent leg injury and was also taken to a nearby medical facility. Incidents in which a heavy object falls and strikes a worker can have disastrous consequences that could leave that person facing a long road to recovery.

In addition to the physical pain and suffering involved, those who suffer workplace injuries may also encounter substantial financial challenges. Following a similar experience, individuals who wish to better understand their available options for financial relief could benefit from consulting with an attorney early in the process. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in Illinois in pursuing relief through the workers' compensation insurance system, as well as any other outlet that may be applicable.

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