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Illinois Workers Compensation FAQ's

Illinois Workers Compensation FAQ's The risk is always present. One day, you can walk into work, suffer an injury, and never be the same again. It can happen in a myriad of ways: a slip and fall, an equipment malfunction, a scaffolding collapse, a toxic substance release, a forklift crash, and many others. Going forward, your health and finances can be in serious jeopardy if you don't take action. But how do you do this?

Luckily, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides relief for employees that suffer work-related injuries or work-related aggravations of injuries or conditions. When this happens, employees can obtain compensation for the expenses and lost wages due to the incident by filing a claim with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC).

The system established by the Illinois legislature does not even require you to show that someone or some entity was at fault, or that you were blameless in the matter. However, you are also generally barred from suing your employer in a court of law for damages; rather, you must file a claim with the IWCC. Hopefully, this provides a glimpse of the opportunities and challenges that await you if you are hurt on the job in Illinois. The articles that follow elaborate on critical issues in Illinois workers' compensation law. If you have any further concerns, contact our team at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today.

Still Thinking About a Illinois Workers' Compensation Claim?

We have tirelessly committed to defending the legal rights of every injured worker that we represent in Illinois. You deserve what the law allows and nothing less. We can help you file a claim and represent your interests in front of the IWCC when your employer inevitably refuses what you are due. Plus, we represent every worker at no-cost until the end of the dispute. This way you can obtain relief without having to pay a penny. Contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now and hear how we can help when you need it the most!

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