Eligibility

The Elements of an Illinois Workers' Compensation Claim

There are a number of requirements that must be met in order to have a compensable Illinois workers’ compensation claim. These are set forth in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Request for Hearing form, which is filed before an arbitration hearing. You can find a copy of the form on the Commission’s website. IWCC PDF.

To be eligible for benefits, you must be able to prove the following:

If you meet these requirements, then you may be entitled to medical and disability benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act or Occupational Diseases Act.

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