Worker Injured In Bartonville Industrial Accident at LIBERTY Steel & Wire on Southwest Adams
Industrial Accident - February 24, 2022
Steel Mill Worker Injured In Bartonville Industrial Accident at LIBERTY Steel & Wire on Southwest Adams
PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS (February 23, 2022) – A steel mill worker was injured in an industrial accident while working at LIBERTY Steel & Wire on Southwest Adams.
Bartonville police officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday. A worker was injured under unclear conditions at the steel mill.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. They were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the accident at LIBERTY Steel & Wire remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bartonville Industrial Accidents
The manufacturing industry tends to have a higher rate of serious injury and death for workers. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control, “The manufacturing industries had 836,700 injuries, representing nearly 20% of the private industry total. Manufacturing had an injury and illness a rate of 6.6 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, down from 6.8 a year earlier.” The following manufacturing industries tend to have the highest incident rates.
- Food manufacturing
- Paper manufacturing
- Printing and related support activities
- Fabricated metal products manufacturing
When a worker is injured on the job in Illinois, they will typically have recourse through the worker’s compensation system. Worker’s compensation in Illinois is a no-fault insurance scheme. An injured worker does not have to demonstrate liability in order to receive benefits. Damages can help cover medical bills as well as lost wages. Depending on the specific facts of any case, an injured worker may be able to receive additional benefits through a third party liability claim.
A third party liability claim may be possible when an entity separate from a worker’s employer contributed to an accident. For example, many workers in the manufacturing fields are injured by machinery. If the piece of machinery that injured them was defective or deficient in some way, the manufacturer of that machinery could be held at fault. Companies have a legal responsibility to create machines and products that are reasonably safe. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any industrial accident.
- The injured worker should receive treatment as early as possible.
- Their employer should be informed of the incident.
- Evidence should be preserved.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
Any injured worker may be able to seek aid through a personal injury claim. Damages can help with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, insurance companies will often fight hard to deny any responsibility for an accident. An Illinois personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Bartonville Industrial Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the worker who was injured at LIBERTY Steel & Wire. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation so that similar accidents can be prevented. Safety should always be the number one priority for any company.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a Bartonville industrial accident. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that they get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into an incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.