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This FAQ section is provided as a general guideline to the rights and responsibilities of an employee who has been injured on the job. It does not, and cannot, contain all of the benefits and obligations pertaining to each specific case. Furthermore, it does not set forth the statute of limitations, nor the time limitations, of what you must do for proceeding with a workers ’ compensation claim. Each workers’ compensation case is unique and the law is frequently modified by the legislature and the courts.

This FAQ section is not intended as a replacement for the advice of an experienced attorney. In fact, if you have suffered an injury that is work related, you should consult an attorney knowledgeable on the law in your State for proper advice regarding the same.

How long does it take for my claim to be handled?

One of the objectives of the workers’ compensation system in Illinois is to simplify the procedure by which benefits are paid for workplace injuries. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes several months for the average case to come to completion by trial or settlement. Often this is because of the length of time needed for the completion of necessary medical treatment. 


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