Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Mt. Vernon, IL
What is workers’ compensation?
While you may have been injured at work, you may not completely understand workers’ comp. In fact, workers’’ compensation is like insurance that all Illinois employers must have for the safety of their workers and themselves. It protects workers and employers from the costs associated with on-the-job injuries.
How do I file a workers’ comp claim?
When it comes to workers’ comp claims, everything depends on the specifics of the case. However, you can expect to follow a basic process when you have to file a claim because of an injury that happened at work. In fact, the basic process for filing a workers’’ comp claims includes the following steps:
- You must first notify your employer and include the details of the injury. In Illinois, you must report any injury within 45 days to be eligible for benefits.
- The second step involves the employer notifying their workers’ comp administrator or insurance company that a claim was filed. They decide to accept or deny benefits.
- Your case will be reviewed and eventually will be accepted or denied. An employer must provide written explanation of any denial.
- We begin working to file the paperwork to request a hearing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Then we go about proving your claims!