Workers' compensation is a form of insurance. The idea behind workers' compensation is to establish a compromise between the interests of both employer and the injured employee. The worker is guaranteed certain limited coverage for medical bills and lost income and the employer gets a guarantee that the employee will not sue the company for any claimed negligence. So what happens in Illinois if the employee is fired after filing a claim for workers' compensation? A St. Clair County woman is suing to find out just that.
Workplace accidents can have devastating consequences, and many people are killed on the job every year. For those who have lost a loved one, life can grind to a halt while they try to come to terms with their grief. The loss of a family member in a construction workers' accident can also leave their relatives in a difficult financial situation. Federal officials have launched an investigation after a contractor was killed in Illinois recently.