Third-Party Claims in Workers’ Compensation

 Workers’ compensation is designed to reduce the costs of employees to obtain recovery for injuries when they are injured on the job. Each state has its own workers’ compensation program.  The level of participation varies, but in Illinois almost every type of employee is covered.  Even with this system of compensation for injuries, some accidents…

Illinois Supreme Court Restricts Recovery in a Dramshop Act Case, Citing State Insurance Code

 Car accidents in and around Chicago are the cause of many serious injuries and even deaths. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there have been 902 traffic fatalities on all public roadways in the state this year to date. Because of the sheer number of accidents and casualties, most people pay for automobile insurance…

Two Workers Die in Separate Construction Accidents in Chicago Within Three Days

 The city of Chicago was the setting for two workers’ deaths in two separate construction accidents in recent days. The men who died were only 47 and 48-years-old, respectively. Construction accidents are tragic, causing many serious injuries and sometimes death. These accidents are usually of a serious nature due to a variety of factors, including…

Construction Workers Face Dangers Daily

 According to the latest statistics available from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), construction workers are three times more likely to suffer a fatal injury than the rest of the workforce in the United States. The construction industry also had three of the top ten occupations known to have the highest fatality…