Illinois law includes a number of statutes and laws that are in place to protect workers statewide. Under workers’ compensation laws, Chicagoland employees who have been injured in an accident at work are entitled to benefits that are paid by the employer’s insurance carrier.
Chicago Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation claims may be filed for many different workplace injuries. Some of the more common types of claims include:
- Shipping/Trucking Worker Injuries
- Airline Worker Injuries
- Railroad Worker Injuries (FELA)
- Repetitive Trauma Injuries
- Third Party Causes of Action
- Construction Worker Injuries
- Warehouse/Factory Worker Injuries
- Healthcare Worker Injuries
- Office Worker Injuries
Know Your Rights
Workers’ rights are protected by Illinois Law. By law, you may qualify for benefits if you are injured at work or suffer from a work-related illness.
The amount of workers’ compensation benefits to which an injured employee is entitled depends on the type and severity of the injury. Illinois workers’ compensation laws generally provide that injured employees are entitled to:
- Two-thirds of lost wages for the period of time that the injured employee cannot work
- Medical expenses
- Vocational rehabilitation or job training
- Lump sum payment if injured employee cannot return to work
- Personal loss and suffering
Timeliness is key when filing a claim for workers compensation benefits. In Illinois, a workers compensation claim must be filed within three years of the date the injury was sustained or within two years of the date the employee received his or her last workers’ compensation benefits.
Chicago health care providers are prohibited from collecting on unpaid medical bills so long as a workers’ compensation claim is still pending or processing.
Contacting an experienced Chicago workers’ compensation attorney can save you valuable time and eliminate stress. The Law Firm of Tony S. Kalogerakos & Associates understands the complex litigation surrounding workers’ compensation law. Call us today to begin your free consultation and make sure that you get the benefits you deserve: 312-929-3807.