What is Workers’
Most first responders in Illinois who suffer from injury at work are entitled to workers’ comp. Employees apply for and receive benefits pursuant to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, which includes payment of medical expenses, payment of temporary disability benefits while recovering from their injury, and an appropriate award for permanent impairment as a result of the injury.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides
three basic benefits for
eligible injured workers:
Payment of all medical expenses which are reasonable and related to the employee’s work injury
Payment of total temporary disability benefits (TTD) for the entire time the injured employee is unable to work for his or her employer due to the work injury. (These payments are 2/3 of the employee’s average weekly wage tax free)
Payment of an appropriate sum for permanent impairment resulting from the work injury.
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