If you have suffered a personal injury while on the job, you need to be aware of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and what it means for your future. Most people don’t know that even if their personal injury happened outside of Illinois, you are likely still entitled to workers’ compensation as long as you were hired in Illinois and your injuries directly resulted from performing your job.
With a few caveats, the vast majority of diseases and injuries are eligible for compensation. Furthermore, the Act makes it unlawful for employers to pressure injured employees or to put them under duress by threatening to fire them. It is unlawful for an employer to fire you if you file a claim. In addition, you should not file for unemployment because doing so states that you have the ability to work.
We can help you gain the workers’ compensation you deserve or even help you file a civil suit with the following types of injuries:
If you live in Fox Lake, Illinois and need the guidance of a personal injury attorney, don’t wait to reach out to Robert T. Edens. Call us locally at (847) 395-2200 or toll-free at (855) 760-6746 to schedule an absolutely free consultation to consider the options you have at your disposal. We understand how challenging and painful personal injuries can be, and we want to help shoulder your burden to ensure that you get the care you deserve.