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Work-Related Deaths Archives

Different options for workers following a construction accident

This blog recently discussed the importance of workers' compensation to victims of work-related accidents, which can include construction accidents. Workers injured on the job may be able to receive workers' compensation benefits for their medical expenses and lost earnings, which may help them and their family through a difficult time following a work-related injury or death.

Understanding workers' compensation basics

Workers' compensation benefits can be helpful to workers and their families who find themselves in challenging situations following a workplace accident, injury or death. Workers' compensation is a form of insurance that can pay out benefits to injured workers and family members of workers killed in fatal workplace accidents.

Vehicle collisions at work sites take important skills to solve

Previous posts on this blog have discussed tragedies in which a construction worker or other workers in the Chicago area get seriously hurt or even die because of a motor vehicle accident in or around a construction zone. Many times, these accidents involve an inattentive motorist hitting a worker who is simply doing their job close to the road. These types of construction accidents are relatively common and are among the most common causes of work-related deaths at construction sites.

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.

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