Accidents can happen in all types of workplaces, from busy construction sites and warehouses, to everyday office environments. If you have suffered any type of job-related injury, it is important to know your legal rights. A victim of a work-related injury or illness is eligible for many forms of compensation including reasonable medical care required to cure or relieve the impact of the injury, 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 and medical bills incurred by work-related injuries and illnesses
If you have suffered an injury at work, we recommend the following steps:
1. Get emergency treatment
Obtain first aid or any other necessary medical treatment as soon as possible. Your claim is strengthened if you have medical treatment on the date of the accident that provides an accurate history of how the accident happened and the injuries suffered. Make sure to list any and all body parts that were injured in the accident and give a descriptive history of the accident to all medical providers.