Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a ruling that highlights the types of legal challenges an injured worker can face in seeking to hold a third-party liable for workplace injuries.
Last month, a construction worker died after falling from the third floor of a building in the Wicker Park neighborhood where he had been working on a construction project. The 54-year-old was later taken to the hospital, where he died from injuries. His death was ruled to be an accident, though some cases of construction site falls are not merely accidental. In some cases, construction falls are directly attributable to an employer’s failure to secure the premises to prevent worker falls.