Q: if a self-employed person is killed at work is his boss liable
A: You should consult an attorney in Illinois. Workers' compensation there may provide benefits even though the worker was called an "independent contractor. If not, the boss could be liable for any negligence or other wrongful that caused the death.
A: It is certainly possible, but an attorney will need to review additional facts in order to provide you with a more definitive answer, such as the circumstances surrounding the cause of death. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, including reports and records, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the opinion or an experienced professional that would be happy to assist with providing some insight on your options moving forward.
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