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Jackhammer Accident


Jackhammers are an electro-mechanical or pneumatic tool that is used to both chisel and hammer at the same time. While incredibly useful, these powerful construction tools send huge vibrations up the arms of the construction worker using this piece of equipment, often causing serious, long-lasting, and life-altering injuries.

If you have been injured in a jackhammer accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice. 

Jackhammer Injuries 

The sound of jackhammers is all too common across the state as construction and road work continues on a daily basis. While these tools are important, they can also be dangerous, not only to the construction worker but to those around them. 

The most common type of jackhammer injury is hand-arm vibration syndrome. The repetitive stress of using a jackhammer, even with protective anti-vibration gloves, can cause tingling in the hands and arms which can progress to nerve damage, muscle, and bone injuries over time.

Jackhammers are also loud. The average decibel level of a pneumatic jackhammer is 130 decibels, which is louder than a rock concert and is on-par with a jet engine. Without proper ear protection, spending even a short amount of time near a jackhammer can cause hearing damage and loss.

Construction workers also need to be aware of what materials they are cutting into. There have been occasions when conduits are incorrectly labeled and workers are jackhammering into gas lines, water pipes, and electrical conduit. These mishaps can lead to electrocution, trench collapse, exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances, explosions, and flying debris that not only put the construction worker at-risk, but also those around them, including pedestrians and motorists. 

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

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Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 900 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 120 five-star reviews on Google.  Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected], or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7.

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