Most injured workers in Illinois do not know if they are being treated fairly.
This is not necessarily surprising.
Work injuries are fairly uncommon, and thank goodness for that.
The Workers’ Compensation insurance people deal with work injuries every day, and you do not.
So look for these common rights to make sure that you are being treated according to the law.
Your bills should be paid for the work related medical treatment.
While you are off work you should be paid 66 percent of your average weekly wage.
After your medical treatment is over you should be paid a settlement for your work injury.
If any of these things are not being done for you after a work injury you should contact an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to find out why not.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers do not charge you any fees until they recover benefits for you.
Questions about your Work Injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
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The top Illinois Workers’ Compensation tip for the week is to file your injury report right away with your supervisor or boss.
The natural reaction is to wait and see if you are really hurt before you file or go to the doctor.
This may be fatal to your claim.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Arbitrators look closely at your injury reports and medical history at or close to the time of injury. If they are delayed or do not explain the injury happened at work, then you may lose the case.
You should file an incident report with your supervisor even if you do not know whether the injury is permanent.
Make a copy of the report for your records. This is important evidence for your case.
Go to the doctor as soon as possible and explain what body parts were injured and how the accident happened at work.
You will be glad you followed these simple steps to protect your claim.
Questions about your work accident? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.