Laborer Struck In Chest By Backhoe ($1.9 Million)

A union laborer in Chicago recovered $1.9 million after suffering a severe head injury resulting from a work-related accident.

The Case

The union laborer was struck in the chest by the boom of a backhoe while working on elevated train tracks.

In-Depth Look

The laborer was working near an excavation site that was placing a platform for the CTA’s elevated tracks. An independent contractor, who was hired by the CTA to assist in the excavation, was operating a backhoe while digging the excavation. He swung the boom and bucket in the wrong direction and violently struck the laborer in the chest. The laborer fell to the ground and suffered a severe head injury.

The attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates recovered $1.9 million for his injuries.