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May 2014 Archives

Sugar facility cited for violations after fatal workplace injury

When workers in Illinois suffer a workplace injury, they are often compensated for medical expenses, lost wages and rehabilitation. But sometimes a workplace accident tragically results in the death of a worker. In either case, the injured worker or the survivors of the victim of a workplace fatality may be eligible for workers’ compensation or other benefits.

Construction accident leads to OSHA citation, wrongful death suit

A fatal construction accident on the campus of Northwestern University that took place a year ago has led to a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the son of the deceased worker against the general contractor.

Ladder falls common and deadly for Illinois workers

Soon the spring weather will fade into an Illinois summer, most likely increasing the number of construction employees working outside. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one of the most commonly-used pieces of equipment for construction workers can be dangerous and even deadly: the ladder.

Railroad worker awarded around $85,000 from Union Pacific

When a worker in Illinois experiences an on-the-job injury, they are generally offered certain rights and protections in order to ensure their job security upon reporting the injury or making a worker's compensation claim in relation to it. These protective laws are aimed at creating an environment in which employees can be unafraid to make workplace injury claims and worker's compensation claims, especially when the injuries resulted from unsafe working conditions that the employer failed to keep up-to-code.

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