If injured on the job, you are eligible for benefits from your employer’s Workers Compensation in Joliet, Illinois. Simple, right? Not always. Although most Illinois businesses must pay for workers’ compensation (WC) insurance to cover employees injured on the job, your claim may not automatically be honored. It is an excellent idea to meet with an attorney knowledgeable about Illinois WC law.
Benefits an Injured Employee Is Entitled to Receive
In Illinois, workers’ compensation covers injuries caused in any part by the employee’s work. Coverage includes pre-existing conditions worsened by the employee’s job. Benefits an injured employee is required to receive include:
- Medical and rehabilitative expenses
- Temporary total disability benefits
- Temporary partial permanent disability benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
- Job retraining
If you have been injured on the job and believe you are entitled to benefits you aren’t receiving, contact the law office at the number below for a FREE case evaluation.
When You Need Assistance
Employers sometimes seek to pay out as little as possible on claims resulting in employees not receiving the benefits to which they are entitled. If you are injured on the job, it helps to know the following:
- Your medical treatment is entirely paid
- You are immediately eligible for work comp
- You can choose your doctor for treatment
Speak with an attorney today to know you rights.
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For more information about workers’ compensation in Joliet, visit Block, Klukas, Manzella & Shell, P.C. today.