While the majority of construction accidents are simply going to lead to minor injuries, perhaps requiring medical care and perhaps just requiring on-site first aid treatment, it is important to know that some accidents can be more dire than this, and they can even take lives. The construction industry, even with modern safety equipment, can be quite dangerous.
Accidents can take all shapes and sizes. A scaffold that was set up to allow workers access to the upper levels of a building could collapse, causing workers to fall a significant distance. Debris could accidentally fall from the top of a structure and strike workers who are walking below.
As you can see, workers can often be very careful, and they still may not be able to avoid these accidents. They can’t predict when and where things like this will take place.
For the family members of those workers, it is crucial to understand exactly what protections are in place and what type of compensation it is possible to get. While losing a loved one is hard enough to begin with, do you really want to have to deal with the financial issues that could be created by medical costs, lost income, funeral costs, and all of the rest? This just makes things even more dramatic and difficult than they already were, and you don’t deserve to have this stress at such a hard time in your life.
Would you like to find out more about what you can do when a wrongful death at work claims the life of a loved one in Illinois? If so, we encourage you to check out our page today.