If you suffer job-related injuries, you can file a financial compensation claim but you have a limited period available to do it. The workers can compensation from injuries under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. In Illinois, there are two deadlines for filing Workers’ Compensation Claims. These are:
- Deadline to Report Your Injury
If you are injured at your workplace, you have 45 days within which you must report your injury to the employer. The report of an injury needs to be done either in writing or filling a form as per company policy.You can seek help from your supervisor or from the human resource department in your company. If you face any resistance to filing of an injury report, you should approach work injury attorneys immediately.
The 45-day deadline is not applicable to cases of occupational illness.If your illness is job-related then you must inform your employer as soon as feasible, once you get to know about it.
- Deadline To File A Claim For Benefits
It is not enough just to report your job-related injury or illness to the employer if you are looking for compensation benefits. It is necessary to file a separate claim for workers’ compensation benefits. You can approach the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission to file such a claim within three years of the date of the injury.