Workers Compensation Information Center
The Scott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C. attorneys are dedicated to handling all types of Workers Compensation Claims and Litigation involving employee injuries suffered in the course of their employment. If you have been injured in the course of your employment please call us for a free phone or office consultation at (630) 443-6200 or contact us at [email protected].
Employers Obligation to Pay Injured Employees for on the Job Injuries.
Employers are obligated to compensate workers who are injured during the course of their employment are entitled to benefits under Illinois Workers Compensation Act during the course of their employment.
You don’t have to prove your employer was negligent. Illinois requires employers to have workers compensation insurance and provide benefits to employees who are injured during the course of their employment. It is a violation of Illinois Law for an employer to fire you for exercising your benefits under the Illinois Workers Compensation Laws. There are time limits to file your claim and if you don’t file in time your claim is lost.
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois.
If you have been injured on the job, you need an experienced attorney on your side. At the law firm of Scott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C., we have helped many clients resolve their complex workers’ compensation matters.
From the initial application to representation throughout the appeals process, you can rely on us to be there for you at every step. Contact our office today at 630-443-6200 or [email protected] to discuss your workers comp case with a lawyer who has years of experience navigating the complex workers’ compensation system.
Workers’ Compensation Resource Links
Federation of 54 labor unions provides information on workers’ compensation and links to information on occupational health and workers’ rights.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Provides statistics and articles on injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace from the federal government’s labor statistics agency.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
A free consulting service for workers with disabilities and their employers from the US Department of Labor that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the employability of people with disabilities.
Legal Information Institute
Overview of workers’ compensation law from Cornell Law School.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Provides comprehensive information on workplace injuries from a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).