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Illinois workplace accident takes 2 lives

There are many things in the workplace that are known to be dangerous. For example, firefighters know that entering a burning building is a risk. However, there are many hidden hazards in a workplace that could prove dangerous, even deadly. As a result, states require employers to provide workers’ compensation benefits in case a worker is injured or killed in a workplace accident. Two Illinois families may qualify for such benefits after a fatal industrial accident took the lives of their loved ones.

Workplace accident results in fatality, thousands in fines

Most everyone in Illinois is aware of the responsibilities that employees have to their employers. They are expected to be punctual as well as to perform to the best of their abilities. However, employers also have a responsibility to their employees. Perhaps most importantly, employers are responsible for the safety of those who work for them. Unfortunately, failure to meet these responsibilities has the potential of resulting in a fatal workplace accident as has happened to an out-of-state woman.

Workers' comp benefits could help families of deceased workers

The death of a child is every Illinois parent’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, concern for their offsprings’ safety does not end at the onset of adulthood. One father, who worked on the same construction site as his son, likely experienced the realization of his worst nightmare when his son was killed in a workplace accident. Reports indicate that the man was actually onsite when recovery crews pulled his son’s body, as well as that of another coworker’s, from the rubble. While most people can understand the grief that comes along with such a loss, many are not as aware of the potential financial ramifications of a tragic workplace accident; however, the family of the two deceased men likely qualify for workers' comp benefits.

Fatal workplace accident sparks OSHA investigation

The government has a role in many areas of our day-to-day lives, sometimes in unexpected ways. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to ensure that workers are safe in their everyday lives. However, despite these efforts, a workplace accident is still possible. Because of this, Illinois and other states require employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employers. The family of a one deceased out-of-state man will likely be in need of these benefits after he was killed at work.

2 men suffer workplace injury in Illinois factory explosion

Any sort of major injury can have a devastating impact on one’s life. It can require significant medical intervention and recovery time, while causing the injured person to miss work as he or she recovers. In some of these instances, a loved one may also have to miss work to provide care to individual who is hurt. These expenses can quickly add up to an unmanageable load. However, workers in Illinois who suffer from a workplace injury likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

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