Illinois Crane Operator Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Hospital

Illinois crane operator files personal injury suitAn Illinois crane operator recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against hospital and several construction companies, claiming their negligence in maintaining his work site resulted in injuries.

David Riddle alleges that Sherman Health Systems and 12 construction companies responsible for the construction site of Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, were negligent in not cleaning up snow and ice at the work site, the Daily Herald reports. The defendants' negligence caused Riddle to fall on the premises, injure his right shoulder and be out of work for eight months, the lawsuit claims. Riddle seeks damages of more than $50,000, according to the news source.

"[Riddle] sustained a major injury to his shoulder, which required surgery," the plaintiff's personal injury attorney explained.

Details about the nature and severity of Riddle's alleged injury will reportedly not be available unless the lawsuit goes to trial. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3,277,700 nonfatal work injuries occurred nationwide in 2009. Of these injuries, 212,760 reportedly involved falls.