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By Heidi Turner
Illinois workers' compensation is a system of benefits paid to employees who suffer from work-related illness or injury. Because it is a no-fault system, employees covered by Illinois workers' compensation are generally paid regardless of who is at fault for the injury or illness. Covered by these Illinois workers' compensation laws are almost all employees who work in Illinois, from the moment they begin a job.
Under Illinois Workers' Compensation laws, employees who suffer an injury or illness as a result of their job are eligible for workers' compensation benefits to cover medical care, temporary total disability, vocational rehabilitation, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability and/or death benefits. Employers in Illinois are required to provide workers' compensation benefits to their employees and cannot discriminate or retaliate against any employee who exercises his or her workers' compensation rights.
Illinois Workers' Compensation Laws
Employees who are injured on the job must notify the employer no later than 45 days after the accident, or 90 days after exposure to excessive radiation. In cases where the employer refuses to pay benefits or cancels benefits early, employees can file a claim with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. In order to do so, however, the employee must follow specific procedures. Employees may hire attorneys to represent them before the Commission.
Workers' Compensation Claims In August 2016, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that Illinois Workers' Compensation should pay Scott Moran, a senior fire official who filed a claim linked to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), after a fellow firefighter died during the line of duty. Prior to that, an arbitrator and the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission ruled that death is one of the risks of being a firefighter and because Moran did not suffer physical injuries linked to the fire and did not see the firefighter actually injured, he was not eligible for benefits.
But Moran argued that because he was in command of the incident when the fatal injury occurred, he suffered from severe emotional shock and PTSD. The Illinois Appellate Court agreed with Moran and reversed the commission's decision.
llinois Workers Compensation Legal HelpIf you or a loved one has suffered similar damages or injuries, please fill in our form and your complaint will be sent to a lawyer who may evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.
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My worksmancomp settlement and all future payment and medical was taken away due to company saying that I had committed fraud and have been left disabled for live. But under the American with Disability Act they are the ones committed such and now have federal charges pending what can I do to appeal and how much can I sue for. After surgery I lost three dics and rods put in my back with ten screws.
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