A South Side Chicago truck yard worker was rushed to the emergency room early this morning after being exposed to hazardous chemicals. The Chicago workplace accident occurred at approximately 4:39 a.m. at R & L Carriers located at 4359 W. 36th St. in Chicago, IL. According reports, a fork lift knocked over an undisclosed container of chemicals at that location. The chemical has been reportedly classified as a Level 1 hazardous material. The Chicago workplace accident victim, who has not been identified, was rushed by paramedics to Mt. Sinai Hospital according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Richard Rosado. The individual was listed in serious to critical condition.
Injured workers are entitled to certain benefits under Illinois law. Those benefits include payment of medical bills, wages for time missed at work and permanency awards. Many injured workers are not even aware of the benefits to which they are entitled. If you have been injured in a workplace accident in Illinois, you should contact a Chicago workers compensation attorney immediately to protect your rights.