What is worker’s compensation?

The Illinois legislature enacted The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act in 1911 to promote fairness and welfare to workers by providing financial protection for their injuries occurring at the work place. Worker compensation benefits include 100% coverage of medical benefits, lost wage benefits, vocational retraining, compensation for disfigurement and lump sum settlement.

According to Illinois worker compensation law, every person, firm, public or private Corporation or employer, who has any person in service or under any contract, must providing workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers through self-insurance or through an insurance policy at no cost to employees.

All individuals working in Illinois who is injured at their workplace, can file for a claim in Illinois. Further, all individuals injured while working outside of the State of Illinois, but who’s contract of hire was made within the state of Illinois, are covered by The Illinois Worker Compensation Act.

An experienced worker compensation attorney who understands the Illinois laws is crucial to help you to get justice. Hamilton & Antonsen, Ltd.’s Joliet, Illinois workers’ compensation lawyers have experience in handling all types of work place injury cases. We are here to help you in a fast and effective way.