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November 2013 Archives

Contractor at Illinois airport killed in workplace accident

While some people accept that there is a certain degree of risk as they complete their responsibilities at their place of employment, others feel relatively safe. However, many people overlook some of the hidden dangers. Fortunately, most states require employers to provide workers' compensation coverage for their employees in case they are injured at work. In some cases, these benefits may be extended to cover an employee's dependents if he or she is killed during a workplace accident. The family members of a man killed at an Illinois airport may qualify for these benefits after his death in a tragic accident.

Implications of Illinois workers' compensation ruling

Most employers are concerned with their employees' safety. Despite taking every conceivable precaution, however, accidents can still happen that cause serious injury to an employee. As a result, most states such as Illinois require that employees provide workers' compensation benefits to their employees in case of such an accident. The question becomes, however, what happens when an employer decides an employee who is involved in an accident doesn't qualify for such benefits? One woman took extra pains to ensure that she receive the compensation to which she felt entitled.

Whale trainer's family likely entitled to workers' compensation

SeaWorld holds a magical attraction to many potential tourists from Illinois and across the country. It allows millions of people to get an up close look at sea animals that they would normally only be able to view from an extreme distance. Unfortunately, after the death of one of its trainers, the tourist attraction has found itself subject to a fine and stricter safety regulations. While the company begins making an argument in federal court, the family of the deceased trainer may benefit from workers' compensation benefits.

Bakery worker killed in workplace accident

When asked to name the most dangerous occupations, few people would think to include a bakery worker on that last. However, a recent workplace accident at a bakery demonstrates the dangers and necessary safeguards necessary of working with any type of machinery in Illinois. The family member of one bakery worker will likely qualify for workers' compensation after an accident took the life of their loved one.

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