Filing a workers compensation claim in Illinois
If you have been injured on the job in Illinois, you aren’t alone. Each year, more than 40,000 Illinois employees file workers’ comp claims for injury, illness or accident suffered on the job. Illinois requires most employers to have workers’ compensation for any injury, illness or accident suffered on the job. A victim of a work-related injury or illness is eligible for many forms of compensation including reasonable medical care, lost time from work, and any temporary or permanent disability.
Illinois Workers’ compensation is a system of benefits that:
– Pays for the lost time from work
– Pays for any temporary or permanent disabilities
– Pays for the medical treatment incurred by work-related injuries and illnesses
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation law in Illinois is a complex and difficult area of law to navigate. There are many difficult regulations about worker’s comp claims, and one of them is that you must take the necessary steps to file your claim correctly.
The injured worker typically needs to prove the following:
– An injured worker must be able to prove that the employer was engaged in business in Illinois at the time of the injury
– The injury must have occurred while the individual was performing work or performing actions required by the employer
– An injured worker must be able to prove that his level of functioning is impaired as a result of the injury
– The injury was caused by the accident and not a result of a pre-existing condition or other incident
At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, we fight for fair and full payment for injured workers in Illinois. For immediate help with a work injury case, call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online. Krol, Bongiorno & Given provides legal services to residents in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Grundy County, Kankakee County, Kane County, Kendall County, McHenry County, and Will County.