Illinois Workers Compensation Laws

As per Illinois workers compensation laws, all employers in this state are legally obligated to carry occupational injury compensation insurance that should provide protection to their employees in cases of work-related injuries and illnesses. As per the provisions applicable in the state of Illinois, a worker who gets injured at the workplace is legally entitled to monetary compensation, which should cover both the resulting medical expenses as well as the resulting wage loss (if any). It is important to note that even if the injury takes place offside the workplace but as long as it takes place while the worker in question was performing a task as part of his or her job that was assigned by the employer, the injured worker is entitled to workers compensation.