To qualify for benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, the employee must establish they were injured in the course of employment by a risk that arises out of such employment. The employee must timely notify the employer of the injury. The employee may be eligible for three major benefits:
- Medical benefits amounting to 100 percent of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses.
- Weekly benefits of 2/3rds of the employee’s average weekly wage during any period he or she is unable to
- Permanent and temporary, partial or total disability, permanent wage loss or death benefits.
A video on the IEA Learning Portal is available for members by IEA Associate General Counsel Robert Lyons: Workers’ Compensation course.
A brochure providing further information on the Workers’ Compensation Act with a list of law firms who handle workers’ compensation claims for members is available on Members Only.