A Chicago construction worker was seriously injured at a job site on Chicago's Near North Side Saturday afternoon. Authorities say the 34-year-old construction worker injured his left arm as he worked inside an elevator. The young man was transported to a hospital where doctors amputated his left arm near his shoulder. Authorities say the man was in critical condition when he arrived at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police say the construction accident happened just after 4 p.m. at a building in the 700 block of North Hudson in the city's River North neighborhood. The building where the man was injured was under construction. The construction accident is still under investigation.
Despite tireless efforts by agencies such as OSHA, construction sites remain the most dangerous place for work-related accidents. Suffering a workplace injury can be devastating physically as well as emotionally. Many times, victims injured in workplace accident believe necessary compensation should be easy to obtain. Unfortunately, this is not always true, and injured victims are left without proper financial support by workers’ comp or the insurance company. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident or another workplace accident, please call Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. We are St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys at law and we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. At Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, our legal team dedicates itself entirely to securing the best outcome for clients and their families. Contact our law offices immediately to find out if you have a case during a free consultation.