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How to Stay Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

An injury that occurs in the workplace can award you compensation benefits that cover medical and other expenses. These benefits are meant to grant financial compensation for the injuries you suffered as a result of doing your job. However, many wonder what type of injuries does workers’ compensation cover in Illinois.

At Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. we care about your well-being in the workplace and want you to know the job-related injuries that workers’ compensation covers, which include the following:

  • Strokes and heart attacks from physical work
  • Physical injuries and issues as a result of work
  • Strain injuries
  • Pre-existing illnesses worsened due to work

Though you may have sustained an injury while on the job, there are some specific situations where the injury is generally not covered by workers’ compensation including the following:

  • If you are commuting to and from work from a specified distance
  • If the injury occurs at a recreational event
  • If the injury was a result of intoxication

Workers’ Compensation laws and regulations were created to protect employees who sustain an injury in the workplace. If you have been hurt from something involving work, it is imperative to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, such as Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. To receive more information about how we can support you, contact us today.

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