One of the most important things to do in your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case is to report your injury as soon as possible.

It does not do any good to tough it out, or try to ignore your injury.

Late reported accidents are seen as suspicious.

Some insurance companies think fraud is involved when the accident is not documented until weeks later.

Many companies have policies that require an accident to be reported within 24 hours.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Arbitrators look to see how much time elapses between the accident and reporting of the accident.

You have much to lose if you do not report your accident immediately.

You may lose payment of your medical bills.

You may lose payment for your time off work.

You may lose your settlement payment.

Make sure you keep copies of your paperwork showing that you reported your accident.

Questions about your Work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.