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Work-Related Deaths Archives

Trucker arrested after killing Illinois highway worker

A highway worker died after a trucker struck him and then tried to leave the scene of the accident. The worker was on duty picking up trash at the time of the incident and was reportedly wearing a uniform designed to make the worker more visible.

Why do OSHA violations matter after a worker's death?

Previous posts on this blog have talked about how the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration protects Illinois workers by enforcing safety standards which private employers in the Chicago area and, for that matter, throughout the state, have to follow.

More on third party liability claims

In a previous post on this blog, we discussed our practice of identifying and pursuing all responsible parties following a work-related death due to construction negligence or for some other reason. One reason we take this approach is that, even though most Chicago area workers are covered by workers' compensation, the survivor benefits are often simply not enough to fully compensate a grieving family.

More on third party liability claims

In a previous post on this blog, we discussed our practice of identifying and pursuing all responsible parties following a work-related death due to construction negligence or for some other reason. One reason we take this approach is that, even though most Chicago area workers are covered by workers' compensation, the survivor benefits are often simply not enough to fully compensate a grieving family.

Helping construction workers' families recover full compensation

Construction workers who live in the greater Chicago area truly put their lives at risk every day they go to work to support their families. While there are lots of rules and other precautions in place to protect them, the reality is construction sites are dangerous places. Even a little carelessness on the part of an employer or other party can mean a construction worker does not come home alive after his or her shift.

Toll workers fatally injured in car accident

A previous post on this blog discussed how most fatal work-related accidents happen not because of construction negligence but are in fact caused by motor vehicle crashes or other transportation-related accidents. Those who work alongside the road of Illinois put their lives at risk every day, often simply because they need to feed their families.

Construction's fatal 4 (or 5) causes of workplace deaths

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which oversees workplace safety in the United States, the lives of over 600 construction workers both in the Chicago area and in other parts of the country could be saved if construction businesses were able to eliminate what OSHA calls the fatal four.

How OSHA protects workers in the United States, part 2

Last week we spoke about the history and importance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, in helping Americans employees stay safe in the workplace. Now let us take a look at some of the regulations OSHA holds employers to as well as some of the rights that employees have to a safe working environment.

How OSHA protects workers in the United States, part 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 by the government in an effort to help protect workers throughout the United States from hazards in the workplace.

Keeping Illinois construction workers safe in the heat

One sign that summer is here in Illinois is orange construction barrels on the state's streets and highways. Construction work, whether it is road work or structure building is an important part of our state's economy. But when summer heats up, it can be very dangerous for those working outside.

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