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.
Many construction workers in Illinois and elsewhere are constantly performing job-related tasks at heights with the use of lifts or scaffolding. Should the equipment workers use prove faulty or defective, the risk of a fall from heights is ever present and the consequences of a similar incident could prove catastrophic. Two workers suffered injuries after the scaffolding they were working on collapsed during a recent workplace accident in another state.
Although it is supposed to be simple and straightforward, workers’ compensation can be a confusing mix of rules, exceptions and caveats. It’s not always clear which injuries are covered, which scenarios count as work-related and where an employee needs to be when an injury happens (in order to be eligible for benefits).