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Posts tagged "Work-Related Deaths"

What are the 'fatal four' causes of construction accidents?

Construction workers are a common sight in Illinois, especially during the summer when construction workers and orange barrels seem to be ever-present. However, whether they are erecting a building, fixing a street or performing any other type of task involving heights, electricity and heavy machinery, it goes without saying that construction work can be dangerous work -- sometimes even leading to work-related deaths.

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.

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