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Illinois Workers' Compensation Overview
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Illinois laws provide that workers compensation is a benefit program established to pay a worker for any injuries that are work related. In Illinois, workers compensation is sometimes referred to as workman's comp or workers comp. They all mean the same thing. An injured worker can receive Illinois workers' compensation benefits if they are injured in Illinois, hired in Illinois or there employment is principally located in Illinois. If you work for an out of state company and are injured you may be able to pursue Illinois benefits even if your employer or their insurance company tells you otherwise.
Illinois state law requires employers, or their insurance company, to compensate the employee, or his or her family, for injuries or death that may occur while working. Almost everyone working in Illinois is covered by workers compensation. Common work injuries include herniated discs, fractures, torn rotator cuffs, knee injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, hearing loss, amputations, and burns.
The following is a list of available benefits that may be included in your employer's workers compensation plan:
- payment for reasonable and necessary medical expenses
- payment while the employee is unable to work also known as TTD benefits
- compensation for diminished earning capacity
- compensation for total or partial disability to the body
- compensation for scarring due to the injury or disease
- rehabilitation costs and incidental expenses to enable the injured worker to return to employment
- payments for life if the employee is permanently unable to work
- payments to a surviving spouse, minor children or dependents if the injury or disease results in death
- payment of burial expenses in fatal cases.
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