As an injured employee in Illinois, you are entitled to workers’ compensation regardless of who caused your accident and subsequent injuries. This will cover things like your hospital bills, lost wages, loss of earning ability and so on, making it a good net on which you can fall. That being said, employers in Chicago and other cities in Illinois are often caught denying claims, especially those that are tied to your occupation or injuries occurring from a pre-existing medical condition.
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Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Appeal
In the event that your employer denies your claims for reasons that may seem wrong or illegal, you’re permitted to file a claim via the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, or IWCC. You have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim with IWCC. That being said, it’s best to act fast and file a claim within a few weeks so that evidence is preserved and your injuries are still fresh to enable you to have a compelling case. In order to qualify, you must prove that you were legally employed at the time of your accident, your injury occurred in the line of duty, your condition was caused or made worse by the conditions and terms of your employment, and that your employer received notice in the correct manner (written or oral) informing them of the accident.
An arbitrator will then look over the facts and make a ruling within 60 days. Should you get a further denial, you can then move on to the court system in Illinois to have your case heard.
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The appeal process for a denied Illinois workers’ compensation claim is long and arduous. It is for this reason that you need a good Chicago, Illinois workers’ compensation attorney who will help you gather sufficient evidence and get you ready for the appeals process to ensure a definitive approval by the panel. Please get in touch with our Chicago injury attorney today on 312-220-7000 for your free consultation into denied claims in Illinois workers’ compensation cases. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.