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Illinois High Court Upholds Law Protecting Construction Workers

If you have been injured in the course of your employment, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, these benefits often fail to cover the full cost of a work injury. Many injured workers have to file a civil lawsuit in conjunction with a workers' compensation claim in order to receive the compensation they need and deserve.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois ranks among the top five states total number of roadway work zone fatal occupational injuries. Road construction accidents where motorists strike construction workers are not rare. They accounted for 7.9 percent of all construction deaths from 2003 to 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average, more than 100 construction workers are killed per year in roadway work zone accidents.

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