The Illinois Workers Compensation Fund is protection for you if you sustain an injury on the job or suffer from work-related illness. Workers Compensation in the majority of US States provides for your medical expenses and, in the event you are not able to work will cover wage-loss until you\'re able to go back to work. In Addition, death benefits for work-related deaths are paid to your dependent survivors.
Nearly every working citizen in the US is eligible for Workers Comp, employers are required to provide coverage for all of their employees, including seasonal and part-time workers. Nonprofit corporations, unincorporated businesses and even employers with only one employee generally must comply with Workers Compensation.
Coverage of Workers Compensations generally begins when you begin a new job. If you are injured on the job you MUST
promptly report your injury or work related illness to your employer. Failure to report your injury may result in a delay of your workers comp benefits or an outright denial of coverage.Workers Compensation Benefits Generally Available:
- Payments For Lost Wages
- Death Benefits
- Specific Loss Benefit
- Medical Care