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.”
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.