WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE?
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROVIDES A SAFETY NET FOR EMPLOYEES WHO SUFFER INJURY OR ILLNESS AT WORK.
200,000 WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS
EVERY YEAR IN ILLINOIS
THERE ARE OVER
The construction and transportation industries typically have the highest numbers of workplace injuries resulting in death.
of workplace deaths are due to transportation incidents.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVER?
This includes work injury-related doctor’s appointments, hospitalizations, surgeries, other forms of treatment and prescriptions. You have the right to choose your doctor.
Temporary total disability (TTD) is two-thirds of your usual paycheck. Permanent total disability payments are available if injuries that prevent your from working again. They are payable for life.
If you cannot carry out your regular job duties from before the injury you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation to retrain for a new position.
AFTER A WORK INJURY?
What should I do
NOTIFY YOUR EMPLOYER
Tell your employer as soon as possible. Try to create a written accident report and keep a copy of it for your records.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
Include witness names, the time and location of the incident. Remember to obtain a copy of the form.
GET MEDICAL TREATMENT
Any delay in seeking medical attention can impact the success of your potential workers’ compensation claim.
TALK TO AN ATTORNEY
Seek help from a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney to help get the compensation you deserve.
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