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April 2014 Archives

Workplace accident kills 1 at chemical plant

Most employers are dedicated to ensuring the safety of their employees. Unfortunately, a workplace accident can happen even if all safety recommendations are observed. Such an accident can leave a person and his or her family in a precarious financial situation. One family is likely wondering about their financial future after an explosion at a plant owned by an Illinois-based company took the life of a worker.

Workers' compensation benefits may extend to man's family

Every day, millions of workers across the country say goodbye to their family before they leave for work. They work hard and with faith in their employer that appropriate measures are in place in order to ensure their safety. Unfortunately, accidents still happen and can result in serious injury or death. All states, including Illinois, require employers to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for the benefit of their workers, though the laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Unfortunately, one family may qualify for these benefits after a fatal workplace accident took a man's life in a nearby state.

Workplace injury leaves man in guarded condition

Sometimes, even the most cautious of people find it impossible to avoid an accident that could result in significant economic ramifications. When an accident occurs while a person is performing his or her assigned job tasks in Illinois and other states, they likely qualify for workers' compensation benefits during the period of treatment and recovery. An out-of-state workplace injury suffered by one employee will likely leave him with a long road of recovery and result in significant medical bills.

Veteran employee killed in workplace accident

Accidents can happen at any time, especially in a place of employment even though most employers do take precautions to ensure their workers' safety, although every single possible scenario cannot always be accounted for. An injury, whether at work or on one's personal time, can have devastating financial consequences for the individual and his or her family. Fortunately, those injured in a workplace accident in Illinois and most states are likely covered by workers' compensation. These benefits generally extend to the worker's dependents in the event of a fatality. One family in a nearby state will likely be entitled to compensation after they lost their loved one in a fatal accident.

Man dies in Illinois hospital a month after work injury

For many people, going to work is a necessity of life. The paycheck that is earned helps put food on the table and pay bills. Unfortunately, even though most employers go to great lengths to ensure the safety of their employees, accidents can happen. Workers -- or their family in the case of a fatality -- in Illinois and elsewhere likely qualify for workers' compensation benefits in the event of a work injury.

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