Illinois worker's comp faq

Illinois Worker's Compensation FAQ

I lost my job after I was injured on the job.  Do I still have a claim?

If you were injured on the job and then laid-off, you may still have a workers' compensation claim. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act allows an injured worker to file for benefits for up to three (3) years after their work-related accident.  If you were  laid-off or even if your employer has gone out of business, you may still have a claim for benefits. 


The insurance company says my claim is being denied. What do I do?

Just because the insurance company is telling you that they are denying your claim, that doesn't necessarily mean that you do not have a viable claim.  The insurance companies tell you this because they hope you will walk away. Our attorneys can accurately assess whether or not your have a claim for workers' compensation benefits. 

The insurance company says your claim is closed.

An Illinois  workers' compensation claim can only be closed one of two ways: 1) by the signing and approval of a Lump Sum Settlement contract and 2) by the decision of an arbitrator.  If you received workers' compensation benefits and have returned back to work, you still may be entitled to a cash settlement or award from an arbitrator of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. 

To maximize your benefits and to protect your rights, it is imperative that you contact your attorney at Richard P Bogusz & Associates, immediately following any work-related injury.

Contact Richard P. Bogusz & Associates, Ltd. 

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