A river worker in Chicago was just recently awarded close to $9 million for injuries he suffered while on the job.
It was horrific scene...the injured worker was working on a boat on the Chicago River...when another boat struck his boat, causing him to have to abandon ship.
When he jumped overboard, his hand caught on a chain which wrenched his shoulder and tore his rotator cuff.
Due to these injuries, he had to endure three surgeries and countless complications...and still deals with chronic pain, cannot touch his nose or back...and still can not lift more than 5 pounds.
This worker, through actions not of his own doing, has had his life forever altered, and can no longer work at the ability he could prior to injury.
This is why it's imperative to think long & short-term when determining proper compensation. Lost wages...medical expenses of course...but if the attorneys had just stopped there, where does that leave the injured worker for the years to come?
If he's unable to work...how can he support his family? Looking ahead to future lost-wages is very important when calculating your rightful compensation.
If you have been hurt while at work, it's imperative you know your options and rights. An employer will try and do what they can to cut corners & costs...at your expense.
No matter how valued of an employee you might be, they will try and make deals with you to accept less than what you're rightfully awarded.
Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485...we will go over your claim with you, and together, we will fight to ensure you get the proper compensation. We are strong believers in the employee's rights...YOUR rights!