Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance which provides benefits to employees who have suffered a work-related injury or illness.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance which provides benefits to employees who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. An employee with a work-related injury or illness is entitled to three basic benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Disease Act:
- Payment of all necessary medical, surgical and hospital services for the treatment of the work-related injury or occupational disease, including vocational rehabilitation where appropriate.
- Compensation while the injured employee is being treated for the work-related injury or disease known as Temporary Total Disability (“TTD”) Compensation benefits.
- Compensation for any permanent injury or other disabilities, including death, arising under either Act.
Almost every employee who is injured during his or her employment in the State of Illinois is covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act. Generally, employees are entitled to the benefits mentioned above regardless of fault. Injuries resulting from heavy lifting, repetitive work activity, falls, and dangerous equipment are some of the most common claims for Workers’ Compensation benefits.
If you have been injured as a result of the wrongdoing of another, you could be entitled to money compensation. Contact The Law Offices of HMA. today to set up a free consultation!