Many Illinois residents can suffer workplace injuries. These injuries can result in a lifelong impairment or disability and even Chicago work-related deaths. This time of year, when construction in the Chicago area is in full swing, there is a risk of fatal construction accidents, falls from heights, injuries due to dangerous tools and other related incidents.
Employers in the construction industry, as well as other fields, are urged by state authorities to take all necessary precautions and abide by the guidelines provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in order to provide their workers with a safe working environment. Most employers subscribe to the workers' compensation program, which is insurance in case a worker gets injured on the job.