Caddie dies during final round of Madeira Open –

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Tragic death of caddie at tournament. Thoughts and prayers to his family. Assuming this happened in Illinois, would Workers’ Compensation law apply? You would have to prove that the work conditions contributed to the caddie’s death. The other issue is whether he is an employee or independent contractor. This depends on a number of factors and how much control the golfer exerts over the caddie and his work schedule.