The simple answer is that generally all injuries and illnesses that occur (or are made worse) as a result of your employment are potentially compensable under workers’ compensation laws. The sheer number of yearly workplace injuries is staggering. The Illinois Department of Health reported in their latest Survey of Occupational Illnesses and Injuries that more than 165,500 workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in the latest reporting year. Over 83,300 of these incidents prevented employees from working for an average of 11 or more days.
If you’ve been injured at work, or have become ill because of a workplace hazard, you should immediately contact a workers’ compensation lawyer to determine whether you have a claim. Keep in mind that there are strict time limits that must be adhered to so that your claim isn’t potentially lost.
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