JACKSONVILLE – A worker was airlifted to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries after a fall from a ladder at the construction site of Jacksonville’s new water treatment plant Tuesday morning.According to a release from the city of Jacksonville, the worker fell approximately 20 feet. His name was not released, but the city identified him as a subcontractor.The lead contractor on the project is Williams Brothers Construction Inc. of Peoria Heights.Tyler Gilmour, project
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Workers injured on the job are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits in Illinois. This includes payment for related medical bills, time off work pay, and payment for the injury itself.