Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Belleville, IL
What is workers’ compensation?
When it comes to work injuries, it can be difficult to know which steps to take. If you don’t understand workers’ comp, you may miss out on benefits that could help you keep your household going. Workers’ comp is insurance that all Illinois employers must have. It protects them and their workers from the costs associated with on-the-job injuries and illnesses!
How do I file a workers’ comp claim?
While workers’ comp law may seem confusing, this mostly has to do with the specific details of your case. Additionally, anybody filing a workers’ comp claim must follow the same basic process in order to receive full benefits. The basic process includes the following steps:
- You must first notify your employer of the injury, within 45 days of the occurrence, and provide complete details of the time, place, witnesses, etc.
- Next, your employer will notify their workers’ comp administrator or insurance company that a claim has been filed. They will decide how to rule on your claims.
- Following the review of your claims, they decide whether to pay benefits or deny the claim. Your employer must provide written explanation of any denial.
- We file the paperwork for a hearing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission and work on proving your claims.