Basic Requirements

Eligibility

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 […]

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Basic Requirements

Operating under the Act

The employee and their employer must be “operating under” the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act or Occupational Diseases Act to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Four types of employers are defined as operating under the Workers’ Compensation Act: Government employers Private employers by election or automatic application […]