Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Serving Columbia, IL
What is workers’ compensation?
Some people out there might not know what workers’ comp actually is. In fact, workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that’s required of all employers, regardless of size, in the State of Illinois. Additionally, this insurance protects workers should they be injured on the job with wage replacement and other benefits.
How do I file a workers’ comp claim?
We understand that your situation is unique, and our lawyers will treat it as such. In fact, there is a basic process that all workers’’ compensation claims must follow. However, they all vary depending on the specifics of each case. The basic process includes the following steps:
- The first step is to notify the employer of the injury. They must be told the specifics of the injury and be notified within 45 days.
- Next, your employer is responsible for notifying their insurance company or workers’ comp administrator that a claim has been made – they decide the fate of your benefits.
- After review of the claim, they will decide whether to accept or deny your benefits. Benefit denials must be accompanied with a written explanation from the employer.
- We go through the steps to file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission and go about proving your claim!