Two Recent Illinois Work Accidents Result In Fatalities

Fatal workplace accidents, as well as those that occur at construction sites, can happen for various reasons.  Some of these reasons include poor employee training, lack of clear communication, improper work safety procedures, and faulty equipment and faulty machinery.  While some fatal accidents are the fault of the worker, other such fatal accidents are the fault of other parties.

Two recent fatal Chicago-area work accidents have occurred, one in Northbrook and one in Wilmington.

Details on both of these fatal work accidents are somewhat limited.  The exact cause of the accident does not appear to be publicly available at this time.

In the first accident, which occurred on Saturday (May 13, 2017) afternoon, a man died after a commercial mower fell onto him.  The man, who was identified as Richard L. Bowden, 62, died as a result of the accident.  The accident occurred at the Green Acres Country Club in Northbrook.

Additional details regarding this fatal accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the May 15, 2017 Northbrook Star article titled “Man dies after being pinned under lawn mower at Green Acres.”

In the second accident, which occurred on Monday (May 15) morning in Wilmington an ironworker, identified as Jason Clark, 44, of Bourbonnais, fell from a roof to his death.

Additional details regarding this Wilmington accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the May 15 Joliet Patch article titled “Fall From Roof Killed Ironworker.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Man Dies Following Accident At Joliet Construction Site

Fatal accidents that happen in the workplace, as well as those that occur at construction sites, can happen for various reasons.  Some of these reasons include poor training, lack of clear communication, improper safety procedures, and faulty equipment.  While some fatal accidents are the fault of the worker, other such fatal accidents are the fault of other parties.

There was a fatal accident at a construction site in Joliet on Friday morning, April 14, 2017.

An excerpt regarding the incident, as seen in the April 15, 2017 The Herald-News article titled “Coroner:  Construction worker dies after ‘workplace mishap’ in Joliet“:

Christopher J. Verstraete was pronounced dead at 9:13 a.m. in the Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center emergency room, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office. Preliminary autopsy reports revealed Verstraete suffered an incised wound to the neck.

Verstraete, 33, was a construction worker involved in a “workplace mishap” in the 1100 block of Van Dyke Road, according to the coroner’s office.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in The Herald-News article mentioned above as well as the April 15 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Construction Worker Dies In ‘Workplace Mishap’: Coroner.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Man Dies Following Work Accident In Lake Zurich, Illinois

Illinois workplace accidents can happen for a variety of reasons.  Common accident causes include lack of supervision; lack of focus on safety; poor employee training; lack of communication; unsafe work conditions; defective equipment; and improper and/or inadequate tools.  Poor management practices and/or attempts to reduce expenses often contribute to accidents.

There are also many other reasons that can play a role in whether an employee is injured or killed while working.  Many fatal workplace accidents appear to be avoidable.

On this site, work accidents that occur in Illinois – many fatal – are discussed in posts found under the “Illinois Workplace Accidents” category.

As with any accident in which someone has been seriously hurt or fatally injured, a qualified personal injury lawyer can determine if there was negligence involved and whether accident injury compensation may be attainable.  Depending upon the specifics of the accident and the associated legal issues, the filing of a personal injury lawsuit may be appropriate.  In the case of a fatal accident, the filing of a wrongful death suit may be warranted.

There was a fatal work accident Wednesday (March 29, 2017) in Lake Zurich.  Details on the fatal accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Police responded to the accident, which occurred at Chicagoland Paving Contractors at 225 Tesler Road, at approximately 1:45 p.m.

Preliminary information indicates that the accident happened as a 58-year-old man (later identified as Jack Eiler) was fatally struck by a paving truck or paving equipment that he had been working on.  He died at the accident scene.

Additional details concerning this fatal Illinois workplace accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 29 Lake Zurich Courier article titled “Man killed in accident at Lake Zurich paving business” as well as the March 29 Daily Herald article titled “Man killed by equipment at Lake Zurich business” and the March 31 CBS Chicago article titled “North Suburban Singer Dies In Lake Zurich Paving Company Accident.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Trip And Fall Lawsuit Regarding Parking Lot Injury

On this site there have been a number of injuries discussed that have been termed “slip and fall” accidents.  These posts are typically listed in the “slip and fall” category.

These various accidents in which people have fallen and injured themselves have occurred for a number of reasons.  Many such incidents happen when people slip and fall on slippery surfaces, such as on ice, or on liquids on store floors.

Another reason has been improperly maintained sidewalks.  Sidewalks that are crumbling and/or otherwise uneven can cause people to trip and fall.

Many of these accident injuries lead to injury lawsuits.  While there are many reasons why a lawsuit may be filed, typically those who have been injured seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other expenses caused by the accident injuries.

A lawsuit summarized in the Madison Record article of January 30, 2017 (“Customer allegedly lost leg from trip, fall at Jerseyville Hardee’s“) discusses an alleged incident in which a woman tripped and fell in a restaurant parking lot.  An excerpt from the article, referring to plaintiff Margaret Lorsbach, of Jersey County:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 11, 2015, she was walking from her vehicle to the south entrance of the defendants’ premises when she tripped and fell due to a difference in elevation from a parking lot to a sidewalk. As a result, she alleges she suffered injuries that led to a leg amputation.

Lorsbach alleges the defendants allowed a hazardous condition on the premises and failed to warn about it.

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Man Dies Following Dog Attack In Quincy, Illinois Home

As seen in various media accounts as well as the Illinois dog attack posts seen on this site, dogs that attack people can lead to many types of serious injuries.  For dog attacks in which injuries are not fatal, extensive injuries and possible disfigurement – including scarring – are common.

Medical bills and other costs can be substantial.  Given these injuries and accompanying costs, victims of serious dog attacks often have a significant need for injury compensation.

Some dog attack injuries can be fatal, as seen in some of the attacks summarized on this site.

There was an incident early in the morning of Sunday, February 26, 2017, in which a man died following a dog attack in Quincy, Illinois.

Details on the attack are somewhat limited, as the investigation is still being conducted, and the official cause of death has not yet be determined.

An excerpt from the February 26, 2017 wgem.com article (with video) titled “Adams County Coroner releases name of victim who died following dog attack“:

Quincy Police said Sunday that they were conducting a death investigation after a dog attacked a man.

The man who died was identified as Jamie Owsley, 21, of Quincy.  He was attacked within a Quincy home at 3:26 a.m. Sunday morning.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wgem.com article mentioned above as well as the February 27 whig.com article titled “Quincy man dead from apparent dog attack.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Chicago Fatal Work Accident Involving Trench Collapse

There was a fatal work accident Monday afternoon (February 13, 2017) on Chicago’s Northwest Side.  The worker was an employee of the City’s Water Management Department.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the accident happened at approximately 1:10 p.m., in the 6000 block of North Sauganash Avenue, which is near Sauganash Avenue and Keeler Avenue, just north of Peterson Avenue.

The accident involved a worker who was injured when the trench he was working in collapsed.

The worker, identified as Konrad Tucharski, 40, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was declared dead at 1:49 p.m.

At the time of the trench collapse, Tucharski was working on a sewer replacement project.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of February 13, 2017, titled “Water department worker fatally injured in Northwest Side trench collapse“:

The city has contacted the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is investigating the accident…

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago work accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the February 13 dnainfo.com article titled “City Worker Killed In Sauganash Trench Collapse.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Fatal Collision Involving ATV And Dirt Bike In DeKalb County

Riding ATVs, often referred to as “three-wheelers” and “four-wheelers,” often entail many types of risks, especially since the terrain these vehicles are ridden on is often rough and unpredictable in nature.  Many Illinois ATV accidents have occurred.

On this site, ATV accidents – many which are fatal, and some which involve children – are found under the under the “ATV Accidents” category.

A fatal ATV-dirt bike collision happen Saturday night (February 11, 2017) in DeKalb County.

According to the DeKalb County’s Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on Saturday night at 7:37 p.m.  on Cherry Road west of Bucks Road.  At that time, one man on a Honda ATV (with its lights on) collided with another man riding a Yamaha dirt bike, which didn’t have lights on.  The collision was a “head-on” collision.

The man riding the ATV was identified as Dakota M. Sikula, 21, of Hampshire.  The rider of the dirt bike was identified as Douglas W. Wallace Jr., 21, of Kirkland.

The accident led to the death of two men.  Both men died at the accident scene.

This fatal crash is under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office as well as the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 13, 2017 Daily Chronicle article titled “2 killed in dirt bike, ATV crash near Kirkland” as well as the February 12 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “2 Killed in Head-On ATV, Dirt Bike Collision.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Fatal Work Accident At Geneva Commons In Geneva

Workplace accidents can happen for a variety of reasons.  Accident causes include errors in judgment; lack of proper supervision; lack of focus on safety; poor employee training; lack of communication; unsafe work conditions; defective equipment; and improper and/or inadequate tools.  Many of these causes can be traced back to poor safety practices and/or attempts to minimize expenses.

As with any accident in which someone has been hurt or fatally injured, a qualified personal injury lawyer can determine if there was negligence involved and whether accident injury compensation may be attainable.  Depending upon the specifics of the accident, the filing of a personal injury lawsuit may be appropriate.  In the instance of a fatal workplace accident, the filing of a wrongful death suit may be warranted.

On this site, Illinois work accidents are listed under the “Illinois workplace accidents” category.  Accidents – many fatal – that happen during construction and/or on construction sites are listed under the “Illinois Construction Accidents” category.

There was a fatal work accident on Friday (February 3, 2017) in which a construction worker died at the Geneva Commons shopping center in Geneva.  While the accident remains under investigation, preliminary reports indicate the worker was attempting to install a sign, and he became trapped between a crane and bell tower.  The worker was identified as Donald J. Tentler, 47, of West Dundee.  He died at the accident scene.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois work accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 7, 2017 Batavia Patch article titled “Autopsy Results Released in Geneva Commons Bell Tower Death” as well as the February 3 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Worker identified in fatal accident at Geneva Commons tower.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Brain Injuries Experienced In Two Recent Chicago Area Accidents

Serious brain injuries can happen in a variety of accidents.  There are a range of brain injuries that vary in their severity and impact on one’s short- and long-term health.  While concussions are common head injuries, there are many conditions that can accompany concussions that are serious in nature and can have long-lasting health impacts.  This is especially so if one suffers many concussions, as well as if one concussion closely follows another.

One of the serious medical conditions that can accompany a head impact is bleeding on the brain.  A recent Evanston car collision led to a man having bleeding on the brain.  The accident is summarized in the January 22, 2017 post titled “Single-Car Crash In Evanston Injures Three Men.”

An excerpt:

The 28-year-old passenger was the most seriously injured and suffered brain bleeding, police said.

Another recent Chicago-area accident in which a fatal head injury occurred happened during a bicycle accident in Barrington.  That accident was discussed in a variety of media sources including the NBC Chicago article of January 16, 2017 article titled “Boy, 12, Dies After Barrington Bicycle Accident.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Worker Fatally Falls From Refrigeration Unit At Crest Hill Facility

Illinois workplace accidents happen for a variety of reasons.  Accident causes include lack of supervision; lack of focus on safety; poor employee training; lack of communication; unsafe work conditions; defective equipment; and improper and/or inadequate tools.  Many of these causes can be traced back to poor management practices and/or attempts to save money.

However, there are many other reasons that can play a role in whether an employee is injured or killed while working.  Many fatal workplace accidents seem avoidable.

As with any accident in which someone has been hurt or fatally injured, a qualified personal injury lawyer can determine if there was negligence involved and whether accident injury compensation may be attainable.  Depending upon the specifics of the accident, the filing of a personal injury lawsuit may be appropriate.  In the case of a fatal accident, the filing of a wrongful death suit may be warranted.

There was a fatal work accident Friday (January 13, 2017) in Crest Hill.  Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

According to preliminary information, the accident involved an electrician (Brian Cummings, 60, of Des Plaines) falling off of a refrigeration unit.  He fell 40 feet.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

The accident happened within Rich Products.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Illinois workplace accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 14, 2017 The Herald-News article titled “Worker dies after 40-foot fall at Crest Hill manufacturing facility” as well as the January 14 Joliet Patch article titled “Fatal Fall:  Electrician Killed In 40-foot Plunge.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.