Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C.
Free Consultation

Work-Related Deaths Archives

How far is a fatal fall?

Have you ever wondered how far you can fall and survive? If you're into extreme hobbies like rock climbing or mountaineering, it has probably crossed your mind. The same may be true if you work on rooftops or climb ladders in the course of your employment. Falls are a constant threat.

How you may feel after losing a loved one in a work accident

Workplace accidents, unfortunately, take thousands of lives every year. Some of these lives are lost in high-risk occupations, like construction. Others are lost in "safe" occupations where that type of accident was never expected. No matter how it happens, though, it's very jarring and shocking to the family members who are left behind. While we all may understand that death does happen and there are risks, there is no real way to fully prepare for that change in advance.

FedEx driver's death believed to be linked to the brutal cold

Frigid temperatures throughout the Midwest and other parts of the country have resulted in multiple deaths. One fatality believed to be the result of the record-breaking subzero temperatures is that of a Federal Express Freight driver in East Moline.

Family of Illinois man killed in elevator shaft settles lawsuits

The family of a Bloomington maintenance worker who was killed in an elevator shaft back in 2015 has reached a settlement with McLean County and two companies for over $2.1 million. The 56-year-old man was employed by the county.

What can and should employers do to prevent workplace violence?

According to the National Safety Council's Injury Facts 2016 report, workplace violence was the third most common cause of death for people who work in health care professions. However, workplace violence can impact virtually anyone in any profession.

Don't rule out third-party claims if your spouse died on the job

Sadly, work-related deaths occur much too often in the U.S., affecting residents of Illinois and other states. Workers' compensation exists to help those injured while working and can provide survivor benefits to family members after a death. In families that relied on the deceased worker for financial support, the benefits provided by worker's comp may not be enough to provide for surviving family members.

Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C.

Office Location

Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C.
311 S. County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-517-3279
Wheaton Law Office Map