Work-related accidents can lead to complicated litigations. According to Illinois law, worker's safety has to be maintained by the employer. Any worker or employee who meets with an accident during the course of employment is entitled for workers' compensation under the law. However such litigations can become tedious. The attorneys at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. have over a century of combined experience in the field to help out their clients in these complicated situations.
It is often difficult for a victim's family to recover compensation in the case of a fatal work-related accident even if statutes provide for it. The onus of proof to establish the employer's responsibility lies on the victim's family or dependents. Thus, in most cases the defense tries to evade responsibility for the worker fatality. Our attorneys have shown a high success rate by obtaining millions of dollars in lieu of compensation for work-related deaths to benefit the dependents of deceased workers.
The dependents of a deceased employee who died during the course of employment may also be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Being experienced in personal injury law, our firm can gainfully assist a family in putting forth one of these cases as well, which may bring more compensation and deter negligent acts by an employer in the future.
There are various technical points that need to be proven by the victim's family in order to make a case for a wrongful death lawsuit or even for workers' compensation. Showing that a death occurred during the course of employment, or because of negligence on the part of the employer, can be an upward battle for a surviving family. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., with its decades of experience, may thus be a surviving family's best friend during such a cataclysmic time.