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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 is covered under the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act?

Under the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act, companion legislation to the Workers’ Compensation Act, occupational diseases or hearing loss caused by workplace exposure to noise, gases, vapors, dust, and other such hazardous conditions or substances are compensated in a similar manner as accidents under the Workers’ Compensation Act.


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