The Illinois Workers’ Law authorizes medical treatment and compensation for injuries suffered while on work trips.
Case law has also expended coverage to times you are not necessarily on the clock.
For instance, if you are injured while going to eat in the evening you may be able to recover work comp benefits.
If you are injured while on a work trip report it immediately to your supervisor and human resources department. Go to an emergency room or prompt care as soon as possible. Follow up with your doctor when you return home.
Insurance companies may not provide you with prompt or accurate information regarding your rights.
Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your case.