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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.

What do I do if my employer is harassing me or has terminated me?

It is against the law for the employer to harass, fire, or discriminate against employees for exercising their rights under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Cases regarding conduct in retaliation for filing a claim under the Workers’ Compensation Act are filed in the Circuit Court, not with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.


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