Workers’ Compensation Introduction

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Explained

Chapter 1 –  Introduction

Many people have questions about the requirements of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.  When does the workers’ compensation act apply?  What benefits do I get? How much is my workers’ compensation settlement worth?  We wrote the “Illinois Workers’ Compensation Explained” article to provide a basic summary of the laws that should help you answer many of the routine questions that come up.

We would also point out that there is a very similar Act known as the Occupational Diseases Act.  While the laws are similar, you should not rely upon the information presented here as being applicable to Occupational Diseases.

1.   General Information and Disclaimer

It is important for the reader to understand that no article or simple on-line publication can answer specific questions concerning the law. If you have a specific issue or questions you are looking to have answered, you should give us a call or contact us.  (We are really nice people, we don’t use high-pressure sales techniques, and talking with us about your situation is free.  Free really means free.)

2.   No Attorney Client Relationship

Nothing contained in this article, or on our website, is meant to create an attorney/client relationship. Nothing in the website should be taken as legal advice for your specific situation.  Reliable legal advice requires a much more involved process of obtaining facts and information than is possible using websites and electronic communications.  


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