Illinois Workers Compensation Law

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Illinois Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: None; A numerical exemption of two or less employees is applicable to "carriage by land, water, or aerial service and loading or unloading in connection therewith . . ."

Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days (temporary total disability only.)

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 14 days or more

Attorney Fees Permitted: 20%, statute

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