Ironworker’s Work Injury
Our client, a female 38-year-old Local 1 Ironworker was working at the Rush Medical Center construction project, where the defendant had provided a crane and operator. Our client was helping dismantle the crane, removing wooden planks that formed the base on which the crane’s outrigger pads had been stationed, when defendant’s employee retracted the outrigger without warning, catching her elbow. Our client sustained elbow damage with medial epicondylitis, and underwent nerve transposition surgery, but could not return to ironwork. The settlement funds will assist her in covering her monthly expenses since she cannot return to ironworking.