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February 2014 Archives

Workplace accident at steel plant fatal for 49-year-old man

Millions of employees report to work every single day. Most employers strive to ensure the safety of their employees by meeting safety and health standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as other organizations. Unfortunately, accidents can still happen, prompting states such as Illinois to require employers to provide benefits that will give financial compensation to workers who fall victim to a workplace accident.

Illinois workers may relate to workplace accident victim's family

Everyday, millions of individuals make their way to a place of employment similarly to each other, although workplaces vary from location to location to best suit the needs of the company that inhabits them. Employers typically strive to ensure the safety of their employers in every field regardless of their office environment. For these workers and those in Illinois, every employee has the right to work in a safe environment ensured by the employer as a way to prevent and reduce the possibility of a workplace accident.

Workplace accident claims 2 lives

A large portion of Americans report to work daily. When they do so, they likely do not expect that their shift could potentially be their last. Recently, however, two men lost their lives in a fatal workplace accident out on the west coast. For the families of these workers, as well as the families of workers who are killed at work in Illinois, they likely qualify for workers' compensation benefits on behalf of their deceased loved one.

Man seriously injured in workplace accident

Many different occupations require workers to operate dangerous equipment. As a result, organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration work to ensure that employer's uphold certain safety standards in order the safeguard the health and well-being of employees. Unfortunately accidents can still happen. Workers in Illinois and other states across the country who are a victim of a workplace accident could face financial difficulties if it weren't for state laws requiring workers' compensation coverage. One man will likely greatly benefit from such coverage after a horrific accident has left him with an uncertain physical and financial future.

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