A flagger employed by a Chicago Ridge gravel company was struck by a gravel truck operated by a driver employed by another company. The driver misinterpreted a stop signal as one to proceed and struck the flagger. After hearing the reaction of witnesses, he backed over the flagger, resulting in a wrongful death truck accident.This man’s family is entitled to Illinois worker’s compensation benefits for this wrongful death accident. However, due to the negligence of the gravel truck driver, his family is also entitled to pursue a third party wrongful death liability lawsuit.As part of this wrongful death lawsuit, the family would be entitled to seek the full measure of damages resulting from this accident, as the worker’s compensation benefits are limited relative to the actual damages suffered. Understanding the relationship between worker’s compensation cases and third party liability lawsuits is quite complex, so we always strongly recommend that anyone involved in a third party liability suit hire an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer.