The most important thing to remember about Workers’ Compensation in Illinois is to tell your doctor how you got hurt on the job.

If you do not tell the doctor or medical provider you were hurt on the job, then you will most likely lose your case and not receive a Work Comp settlement.

The Workers Compensation insurance company and the Arbitrator look very closely at what appears in your medical records. If you tell your doctor that you fell over a box at work and twisted your knee and felt immediate pain, then it will show up in the records.

If you do not tell the doctor anything, then most Arbitrators and Work Comp companies will assume that you did not get hurt at work.

Why? The injured worker must prove everything. The only way to prove accident is through the medical records close to the time of the injury, an eyewitness, or an accident report completed the same day or close to the accident date.

Questions about proving your Illinois Workers Comp claim? Feel free to call me, Attorney Dirk May, at 309-827-4371.