Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC Obtains $1.52 Million for Injured Construction Worker

Cook County - June 13, 2019

The personal injury lawyers of Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC recently obtained a large settlement for a construction worker who was injured on the job. Our client, a 17-year-old who was working a summer job as a roofer, was injured when he tripped and fell through an unbarricaded skylight and onto a concrete floor. He fell about 20 feet and suffered head injuries, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver. In addition to requiring significant medical care, he experienced deficits in brain processing speed, memory problems, and behavioral changes.

Our attorneys sought to hold both the building owner and the construction company responsible for our client's damages by claiming that he was injured because of the failure to provide proper fall protection and ensure that the skylight was properly barricaded. In the settlement, the property owner paid $1.5 million, and the construction company paid $24,000.

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Based in Chicago, Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC is among the premier personal injury law firms in Illinois. Our peers have recognized our attorneys for their outstanding representation in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, civil rights violations, premises liability and safety, nursing home law, and wrongful death cases. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call 312-236-6324 or contact us online.
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