Illinois Workers’ Compensation Explained

Table of Contents


1.   Introduction

1.    General Information About This Article
2.    No Attorney Client Relationships Created

2.   Scope and Application of the Act

1.    Purpose for the Workers’ Compensation Act
2.    To Whom Does the Act Apply
3.    Time Limitations for Making A Claim

3.   Employer / Employee Relationship

1.    Independent Contractors Not Covered
2.    Complicated Work Relationships

4.   Accidental Injury

1.    Types of Accidents
2.    Arising Out Of
3.    In the Course Of

5.   Notice of Accident

1.    In General
2.    What Notice is required

6.   Medical Benefits

1.    Medical Expenses
2.    Rehabilitation Expenses

7.   Temporary Benefits

1.    Average Weekly Wage
2.    Temporary Disability Benefits

A.   Temporary Total Disability
B.   Temporary Partial Disability

3.    Vocational Rehabilitation

A.   Maintenance Benefits
B.   Vocational Retraining

8.   Permanent – Final Benefits

1.    Permanent Disability Benefits

A.    Permanent Partial Disability
B.    Permanent Total Disability

2.    Other Final Benefits

A.    Decreased Earning Capacity
B.    Disfigurement

9.    Death Benefits

1.    Death Due to Accidental Injury
2.    Continuation of Awarded Benefits after Death

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