$3.32 Million Settlement For Injuries Sustained In Bridge Construction Collapse
We represented a union ironworker who was injured in 2005 when a flyover bridge span collapsed and pinned his arm while he worked on a lift 30 feet in the air. He suffered arterial damage that required orthopedic surgeries and grafting procedures. In addition to his $3.32 million settlement, the worker also received a $500,000 waiver of a workers’ compensation lien. The settlement will help the man provide for his wife and two young children. The injury forced him to leave his trade and work in a factory. The construction negligence lawsuit claimed that the uncommon steel bridge — erected at the junction of Interstate 80 and Interstate 284 in south suburban Chicago — was not designed properly and that engineers and contractors working on the Illinois Department of Transportation project failed to stop construction to redraw the plans before continuing.
S. v. Dunnet Bay Construction Co. et al.