Each state is different, so in case youre new to Illinois, here is a bit on advice the workers compensation process in our state. This might also be helpful for you if youve never filed before and just need some guidance.
Illinois allows your on-the-job injury to be reported for up to 45 days after the incident occurred. If you take action after the 45 day window, you risk losing your rights to the compensation benefits. This is why its important to get GWC on the case as soon as possible.
The money and benefits that youre entitled to will vary, depending on the severity of your injury.
Once youve got your case opened, you legally cannot be fired or even harassed for filing the workers comp claim. This doesn’t mean that your employer must agree with your claim. They have the right to deny it, but then GWC will help you appeal to the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission.
The Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plays an important role in the workplace. They regulate safety standards for employers. They can answer some questions you have about safety, and so can we .
If you think you might have a workers compensation claim, make sure you call GWC to help you through the process. Were here for you.