There are many people in Illinois who are incredibly hard-working and simply want to support their family. Unfortunately, a workplace injury can hinder a person’s ability to do so. However, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees in the event of a workplace accident. While you may vaguely remember someone from human resources discussing such benefits on your first day, along with all the other information covered, many people may be unaware of the exact procedures and laws governing the benefits. Fortunately, we can help.
One of the most important requirements regarding a workers’ compensation claim is the time frame in which it is reported. Claims must be reported within 45 days of the incident. Any available insurance claim could potentially be rejected outside of this time frame. Additionally, an employer may question the credibility of a claim made after a long time period.
It is also important to note that such compensation is not dependent upon proving someone’s fault in the state of Illinois. You are entitled to workers’ compensation even if the accident was not your employer’s fault. Many people are protected by state law in ways that you may not even realize.
It is no surprise that people who have not dealt with workers’ compensation claims on a day-to-day basis may be unfamiliar with the process. Fortunately, the experienced team at Hannigan & Botha, Ltd. can help. We can help fight for the compensation that you deserve according to state law.
Source: illinoisworkerscomplawyer.com, “Illinois No-Fault Workers Compensation”, , Sept. 7, 2014