When accidents happen in the workplace, the negligent party should be held responsible, especially if that accident leads to a fatality. If you have lost a loved one, a Chicago fatal workplace accident lawyer can help you and your family explore your full range of options.
At Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, our attorneys have been protecting Illinois families for nearly three decades. We understand the challenges you face at this difficult time and we are familiar with the full range of resources available to help you and the people you love. We will take care of your legal concerns, so you can focus on being there for your family.Wrongful Death Suits Helping Families Move Forward
The exact options you have available depend on the specific nature of the accident that led to the wrongful death of your loved one. We will work with investigators and other experts to find options that protect your rights:
- Third-party claims: If someone other than your loved one's employer or a co-worker was responsible for the conditions that led to his or her accident, you can file a third-party wrongful death claim. There is no limit to how much you can collect in these cases.
- Workers' compensation: The survivor benefit under Illinois workers' compensation will protect your family, but it does not offer very much. That is why it is best to determine if you may have a third-party claim.
Third-party wrongful death claims are common in construction accidents because there are so many different parties on construction sites, and with so many dangers on a construction site, fatal accidents are common. Families of subcontractors can often pursue claims against other subcontractors or general contractors.Get Help For Your Family
If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, it is time to get the help your family deserves. Located in Chicago, we have helped families across Illinois through their most difficult times. Call (312) 781-1977 or contact us online today for a free initial consultation.