Near Chicago, two rail workers were going about their normal workday...prepping a line for a normal, routine track repair, when, without warning, a gas tank exploded...killing one employee and severely injuring the other.
An investigation is underway as to what could have happened, but two families are now searching for answers to the hundreds of questions they will soon face.
Our hearts go out to the grieving families.
When the family feels comfortable, they're going to have questions...questions that need answers!
We provide each of our clients personalized care, full independent investigations of accident scenes, collaboration with expert witnesses, thorough case preparation and handling of all legal needs throughout the legal process until a favorable settlement or verdict is reached.
Eric, Randy, and Sarah will guide your informed decisions in pursuit of the maximum compensation you deserve, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost future earnings of the deceased
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
Death benefits are payable to the dependents of the employee. Benefits are first payable to the surviving spouse for life or until remarriage. Dependent children are entitled to the benefits until they reach age 18, or age 25 if they are actually dependent.
Others may qualify, if there is a showing of actual dependency. Upon remarriage, if there are no dependent children, the surviving spouse is entitled to a two-year lump sum settlement. Burial expenses not to exceed twelve times the statewide average weekly wage in effect at the time of death are paid in addition to the weekly death benefits.
It's important to know these rights. Employers and insurance companies often just want the situation/accident to "go away". Eric, Randy, and Sarah will fight vigorously for you to ensure that that does not happen.
Visit our website www.LoneyLaw.com or call us at 515-225-4485.