Get Familiar with Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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When applying for workers’ compensation, you may receive different benefits based on the significance of your injury as well as the amount of recuperation time you need. Read on to learn about these different kinds of benefits.

A Rundown of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to include:

  • Medical treatment. This care is reasonably necessary to remedy or ease the effects of your injury.
  • Death benefits. These benefits are provided to surviving family members if an employee passes away from a work-related injury or disease.
  • Temporary total disability. These benefits are designed to compensate an employee who is fully disabled from work for an impermanent stretch of time.
  • Temporary partial disability. These are benefits provided to you during the time you are recovering from your injury and need to endure lighter-duty work for a reduced compensation amount.
  • Permanent total disability. These are benefits designed to compensate you in the event a medical professional expresses that you are permanently incapable of working.
  • Permanent partial disability. These are benefits designed to compensate you for indefinite detriment, even if you go back to work.

Deadlines

You have a total of 45 days to let your employer know about your injury or occupationally caught disease in order to receive maximum benefits. In addition, you have three years under the statute of limitations to file a claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. The notice you provide to your employer may be verbal or written and should provide the approximate date and location of the incident.

If you’ve been involved in a workplace accident and you were injured as a result, the attorneys at Turner & Sackett are highly qualified to assist with these sorts of cases. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your workers’ compensation claim right away.

Call Turner & Sackett today at (800) 761-0993 to speak with an attorney about your case.

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