There are three sides in a workers compensation claim: the worker’s, the employer’s, and the state’s. As a result, an injured worker’s case will be reviewed by three different doctors: the employer’s doctor, the injured worker’s doctor, and a state doctor employed by the state workers’ compensation department. Accordingly, the employer’s doctor will most often find in favor of the employer, and the injured worker’s doctor will find in favor of the worker. The state doctor, on the other hand, is neutral. However, the state doctor’s findings are based on a review of the other two doctors’ examinations and will never see the patient in person. Ideally, a doctor’s decision should be based on the age of the patient, previous medical history, and the type of work...
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When someone gets injured on the job, one of the first options that person has is to file for workers compensation. Generally speaking, workers compensation is money paid to an employee injured in the course of his or her duties in exchange for giving up the right to sue the employer for negligence. That’s the short version of it, at least.
Getting Workers Compensation
In Illinois when a worker is hurt on the job, he or she has to file for workers compensation. If the compensation is granted then workers will receive funds to cover medical bills as well as lost wages, and to help them get back on their feet and working again. In this way workers compensation acts a lot like insurance, except that it is paid for by the employer rather than the employee.