11 Dec, 2021

What to Do After a Work Injury

Author Todd A. Strong
Work Injury

Although some industries are more dangerous than others, workers in any occupation can suffer an on-the-job injury. Regardless of the type of job you have, it is important to understand your rights after a work injury. Because workers’ compensation can be a complex process, it is typically best if you consult with a lawyer.

At Strong Law Offices, we represent injured workers in Illinois workers’ compensation cases. Our attorneys work solely for individuals, not insurance companies or employers. We work hard to protect the rights of workers and ensure they receive the workers’ compensation benefits they need. Please call us at 309-393-2928 for a free consultation to learn about your rights.​

Work Injury

How Long Do You Have to Report a Work Injury?

Most people are unsure of the steps they need to take after being injured at work.

In Illinois, you need to tell your employer about the injury within 45 days.

Your employer may have other procedures you need to follow. Simply reporting the injury, however, is not enough to get workers' compensation.

You must file for workers' compensation, typically within three years of your accident or injury. It is best to do it as soon as possible so a doctor can diagnose, treat and document the injury. Having complete medical information is an important part of a workers' compensation claim.

​If you are having trouble with the workers' compensation paperwork or if your claim is denied, speak with one of our attorneys. We can file your workers' comp claim for you. We also appeal denied claims, help workers see the doctor of their choice, and fight for maximum benefits.

Contact An Experienced Attorney After a Work Injury

Our workers' comp lawyers serve clients from offices in Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington, and Chicago. You can call us at 309-393-2928 or contact us online today. Your initial consultation is free.

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About The Author

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Illinois workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer Todd A. Strong is the founder of Strong Law Offices in Peoria, Illinois. Todd brings considerable legal knowledge, experience, and skill to the table to ensure injured victims throughout the state are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness.