Workers Compensation Laws in Illinois
You work hard and you do your utmost to stay safe on the job. This is not always enough to prevent a work accident or injury. If you have been injured on the job, you are eligible for workersâ€™ compensation benefits. This is a state-backed administrative system that provides basic assistance to employees who have suffered work-related illness or injury. As an employee, you get these benefits regardless of who is at fault for the accident.
All employers in the state of Illinois are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance which provides the following benefits:
– Medical expenses
– Temporary total disability benefits that is equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wage
– Permanent partial disability benefits if you suffer the partial loss of use of a part of your body
– Job retraining if you are unable to return to your pre-injury occupation
– Permanent total disability benefits if you are unable to work in any capacity following your work injury.
If you have been injured on the job, it is your obligation to inform your supervisor immediately. You should follow up any verbal communication with a written description of the accident, including the date and location of the accident and a brief description of how the accident occurred.
If you have any problems getting your workers’ comp, you should contact a workers comp lawyer at Woodruff Johnson & Evans. If there was an administrative error or holdup, your workers’ comp attorney can assist you in getting benefits. If you have been flat out refused benefits, you should speak to a workers compensation lawyer at Woodruff Johnson & Evans immediately. We have offices in Aurora, Champaign and Chicago to serve you.