What do you do if your supervisor or boss tells you to go to the hospital after a work injury and use your health insurance?
The purpose of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act is to protect injured workers.
The Law requires the Employer to pay for medical treatment related to your work injury.
You should not have to pay for your own doctor visits and medical procedures.
What if your supervisor or boss does not write up an injury report after you tell them about your injury?
Almost every business has a policy that work injuries are to be documented.
If your boss will not complete an accident report, then write a letter or email to your supervisor explaining how you were hurt at work. Keep a copy of it. You will need it later for your case.
What is at stake?
Illinois Law provides that injured workers are entitled to medical treatment, off work pay and a monetary settlement.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371