Work accidents can occur in any industry in Illinois, but some industries contain different risks than others. If a work injury occurs and injuries result, medical expenses related to the injury should be covered by workers' compensation insurance benefits. A recent explosion on a tugboat has left many workers in a different state with serious injuries and medical expenses.
It is not uncommon for Illinois construction sites or projects to contain unstable work environments when work is being completed. Although the instability is often part of the process to achieve the end result, it can often result in serious construction workers' accidents. Sadly, one recent construction accident ended in a tragedy that may be related to his work environment.
Being injured at work can be stressful. Navigating the workers' compensation program in Illinois and dealing with insurance companies adds to an already unpleasant incident.
Car accidents happen quickly and in an instant, and significant damage can occur. In addition to thousands of dollars in vehicle repairs or replacement, serious personal injury can occur. Medical expenses for injuries can cost victims thousands in treatment as well and can result in financial stress for many. A recent multi-car crash in Illinois resulted in injuries to those involved.
Dogs are known as humankind's best friend, but sometimes a pup doesn't seem very friendly and lashes out. Dog bites can happen and result in serious injuries.
Illinois construction workers often find themselves on work sites and environments that are unstable, loud and dangerous. Despite safety regulations, training and required safety gear, construction workers' accidents continue to occur, often resulting in serious injuries and deaths. One family in another state is questioning if there were enough safety procedures and precautions on a work site in the aftermath of their son's death.