Alton car wash employee dies in ‘tragic accident’ after car accelerates into ditch | Law and order | stltoday.com

An Alton car wash employee was washing windows when police believe his foot accidentally hit the gas pedal.

Source: Alton car wash employee dies in ‘tragic accident’ after car accelerates into ditch | Law and order | stltoday.com

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Illinois law gives death benefits for a fatal work injury accident. Spouse or dependents are entitled to recover. This tragic incident would be covered.

 

 

Top Thing to Do When You are Injured

The first thing you should do when you are injured, whether it be at work or in a vehicle collision, is to report it to your work or the police.

Documentation is very important in work injury or motor vehicle accident cases.

You must be able to prove all aspects of your case from accident to medical treatment and lost wages.

Going to the emergency room or the doctor immediately will also prevent any defense that you were injured elsewhere or that the injuries were not severe.

Make sure that you tell emergency personnel and medical personnel how the accident happened and about all your injuries.

Make sure that you keep all your doctor appointments, follow all doctor treatment recommendations, and keep going to the doctor until all your injuries are healed.

Ask the doctor to document any final and permanent restrictions.

Ask your human resources department to keep track of all lost time from work.

The purpose is to document the accident, the injuries related to the accident, and what treatment was reasonable and necessary to address your injuries.

This will help you obtain full value for your injuries.

Questions about your work injury or motor vehicle collision claim? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Tollway worker fatally struck by semi on I-294 | Chicago Sun-Times

Source: Tollway worker fatally struck by semi on I-294 | Chicago Sun-Times

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Horrible accident.

Family of the killed worker may file a workers’ compensation case and a negligence lawsuit against the truck driver to recover wrongful death damages.

Construction worker injured when roof trusses collapse in Parkway Pointe

A construction worker was injured Wednesday when the roof trusses at a job site collapsed and pinned him underneath the construction debris, the Springfield Fire Department said.The incident occurred in the 3400 block of Liberty Drive, in the Parkway Pointe shopping area, at a construction site for a new strip mall about 3 p.m. The employee had just climbed down from ladder when the wooden roof trusses collapsed.Firefighters said the victim was talking when they arrived. They used a fork lift

Source: Construction worker injured when roof trusses collapse in Parkway Pointe

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Classic example of workers’ compensation claim. Illinois injured worker is entitled to off work pay, medical treatment, and value of permanent partial disability caused as a result of the injury.

Make Sure You Get Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement

There are some workers’ compensation insurance  companies who fail to pay a settlement to injured workers.

In Illinois if you are injured on the job, then you are entitled to a work comp settlement.

Illinois law provides 3 remedies for on the job injuries: medical benefits, off work pay, and permanent partial disability (often called the settlement).

Some insurance companies conveniently forget to offer a settlement to the injured worker at the end of the case.

Many people do not understand their rights, and do not ask for their settlement.

If you do not get the settlement or file an application of claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission within 3 years from the date of injury, then you lose your rights (in certain situations the statute of limitations may be extended beyond the 3 years).

These insurance companies are counting on making money from injured workers who walk away from their settlements.

Make sure that you consult with an experienced Illinois Work Comp lawyer to get your settlement.

Illinois Work Comp lawyers only get paid if they recover for you.

Questions about your injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.