Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be difficult for the surviving family. When an individual suffers fatal injuries while on the job, the family could potentially be entitled to workers' compensation benefits on behalf of the deceased worker. One family in Illinois may be looking into such information after a recent accident resulted in the death of a construction worker.
When a fatal accident takes place, determining what caused the crash is an important task. Authorities are likely still investigating a recent car accident that took place in Illinois that involved a disabled truck and two other vehicles. Reports stated that the big rig had been parked on the side of the Interstate over night after breaking down. A compact car traveled onto the shoulder where the truck was stopped and crashed into the back of it.
When a workplace accident results in a permanent injury for a worker, he or she may face uncertainty when it comes to making a living. One individual in Illinois may be concerned about his ability to work after losing part of his finger while on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, conducted an investigation into the incident, and the company for which the man works is facing fines. In addition, the man may be looking into workers' compensation for himself.
Fatal accidents can cause considerable difficulties for families who lose a loved one. One family in Illinois may be experiencing monetary and emotional losses after a recent car accident led to the death of their loved one. Reports stated that a van was traveling east and attempted to make a left turn at an intersection when it was hit by a second van that was traveling west. This collision caused the two vans to strike a third vehicle that had been stopped at the intersection.
Serious car accidents can happen to anyone unexpectedly, and a significant number of incidents involve tractor trailers. Truck accidents often cause serious injuries and/or fatalities. Sadly, this recently occurred in Illinois. The driver of a car apparently failed to engage a signal in a timely manner before attempting to make a left turn. As a result, the SUV behind that car had to slow down to avoid hitting the car.
A recent accident in Illinois left multiple people suffering from injuries. It was reported that the car accident took place when a 72-year-old driver lost control of her vehicle and traveled into the front of a church. There was apparently a food drive taking place at the church when the incident occurred, and multiple individuals were standing in line when the car hit the church.
When family members lose a loved one due to the actions of a drunk driver, they may wish to learn more about their legal options. In many cases, family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim in order to seek compensation for the monetary and emotional losses they experienced after a loved one's sudden death due to a car accident. By gathering more information on such options, they may be able to determine whether filing a claim could be right for them.
Car accidents involving pedestrians can often lead to harrowing outcomes. A pedestrian may be seriously or fatally injured, and the family of the victim may be left looking for ways to deal with the situation. In the event of such a fatal car accident, filing a wrongful death claim could be an option for affected family members to consider.
Motorcyclists know the enjoyment that can come from going for rides. Unfortunately, they likely also know that there is a considerable risk of motorcycle accidents occurring that could lead to individuals suffering serious or fatal injuries. Because motorcycles are less visible than larger vehicles and have less protection, the risk of accident involvement and injury is heightened.