A woman from Lebanon, Illinois has filed a personal injury suit against Helmkamp Construction and one of its project managers plus First States Investors and Burr Wolff, claiming that a fall at a construction site caused her to suffer severe injuries to her lower back, right arm, and left leg.

According to the suit she filed on December 15 in St. Clair County, Illinois Circuit Court, on December 15, 2006, Alicia Wiley was visiting 100 North Wood River Avenue in Wood River/East Alton as an employee of Regions Bank, a company maintaining the facility there, which was being remodeled at the time.

Wiley says that Helmkamp Construction had been contracted to do the remodeling and renovation work and that the building was owned, managed, and operated by First States Investors and Burr Wolff. The suit claims that she was “caused to slip” while visiting the site.

Wiley claims that due to the fall, she suffered severe and permanently disabling injuries to her back, arm, and leg and suffered great pain and mental anguish. She also claims a loss of large amounts of money due to being unable to pursue her normal work, suffering permanent disability and disfigurement, and incurring medical expenses.

Wiley claims negligence on the part of the defendants for failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to maintain the premises’ walkways, failure to warn, failure to remedy the dangerous condition of the walkways, and failure to inspect the walkways. She additionally claims Rob Johnes, the project manager for Helmkamp, and Wolff were negligent for failure to supervise the site’s workers. She seeks damages in excess of $300,000.

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