Families of Illinois workers who have died on a construction site due to employer negligence may be aware that they are entitled to benefits from the employer under the Workers' Compensation Act. If the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission awards benefits to the deceased's worker's family, but the employer refuses to pay these benefits, a lawsuit against the employer may be filed to try to receive those benefits.
Construction workers on Cook County roads are at risk of injuries and death from moving vehicles and construction equipment. In a recent work-related accident, a Chicago construction worker was injured after being hit in the head with a construction bucket.
Every year, hundreds of employees die in work-related accidents across the United States, including in Illinois. Because employers are responsible for keeping their workplaces safe, safety violations are dealt with strictly by agencies under the authority of federal and state law, especially when they are guilty of construction negligence. Beyond that, surviving family members often face serious financial problems when they lose a breadwinner.
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.
Recent research in Illinois indicates traffic accidents hold a high percentage of accountability in the filing of workmans' compensation cases. This can be frequently compounded by the sharing of one vehicle carrying multiple workers, resulting in several claims for liability.
In the state of Illinois, many injuries on the job are caused by construction negligence. Construction negligence may lead to death or accidents on the job, followed by workers' compensation claims.