Illinois Man Loses an Arm at Work

 In Workers' Compensation Blog

chicago-work-injuryWhile at work at the Canton Noodle Company, a 40-year-old employee lost his arm while mixing dough.

The noodle company is located in Bridgeport Illinois. At the time that the accident occurred, the employee was mixing flour to make dough for noodles.

He was using an industrial-sized mixer. As he was mixing the flour to make the dough, his left arm was caught in the industrial mixer and the arm was detached from his shoulder.

The employee was immediately transported to Stroger Hospital and he is currently listed in critical condition.

The name of the injured employee has not been released. There is no additional information currently available on the accident.

While the accident may seem shocking, food-related accidents are not rare. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 67,000 food preparation and serving injuries occur each year.

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Insurance companies and negligent employers often refuse to compensate their injured employees. You may be getting the run-around from your employer after an injury and its because they fear rising costs.

Employers are afraid that their workers compensation insurance premiums will increase if they approve an injured employees workers comp claim. As such, they may throw obstacles in the path of the employee.

If your workers compensation claim has been denied or your benefits dont reflect your injury, you may need to contact an experienced team of Illinois-based workers compensation lawyers. At Goldberg Weisman and Cairo we have decades of experience helping workers injured on the job.

In some cases, the manufacturer of the product that injured the employee may also be liable for a separate third party personal injury lawsuit.

When an employee is tragically injured, the complex paperwork necessary to file and sustain a workers comp claim can be overwhelming. It is not just about what you deserve, its about what you can prove you deserve.

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