Every single employee is covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act. If you have been injured at your place of employment or while working for your employer, you are entitled to benefits including medical bills, lost wages and permanent disability. The benefits must be paid promptly and you will not have to wait as long to receive compensation as you would if you filed a personal injury lawsuit through the courts. In fact, the law prohibits you from suing your employer for injuries which arise out of and in the course of your employment. Instead, you must file a claim with the Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission, an administrative agency whose sole purpose is to handle claims arising from employment related injuries. If you have been injured on the job and need to file a Workers’ Compensation claim, please do not hesitate to contact us.