Workers’ compensation is designed to provide benefits to workers who are injured on the job, regardless of who was at fault for the injury. However, there are some situations where workers’ compensation will not cover an injury in Illinois. Today, we will be discussing what situations must exist where workers’ compensation will not cover an injury. Remember, if you have been injured at work, strongly consider seeking the legal counsel of a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure you have the best chance possible to be successful with your claim.
While you may like and respect your employer, it is essential to protect your rights and not hesitate to seek the compensation you may be entitled to under the law. Seek workers’ compensation after an injury does not mean you dislike or do not respect your employer. It simply means you are looking out for and caring about your well-being.
Instances Where Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Be Denied
Here are examples of when someone may not qualify to receive workers’ compensation benefits, including:...