Posts Categorized: Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death Claims and Workers’ Compensation: What Is the Difference?

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When a worker is injured while working in Illinois, that worker has the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. And when a worker is killed on-the-job in the state—as were 163 workers in Illinois in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—workers’ compensation insurance pays death benefits to the deceased worker’s… Read more »

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois

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Wrongful death claims are those civil actions that are filed to recover damages after the death of a loved one is caused by negligence or wrongful act. Much like personal injury claims, wrongful death claims require that the plaintiff establish duty, breach of duty, and causation, and can yield damages for economic and noneconomic losses…. Read more »