What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing for Workers' Compensation?
If you were injured while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. However, this compensation can only be obtained if you file your claim within the statute of limitations, which is a period of time in which you are permitted to pursue litigation. Once this time ends, you will no longer have a valid claim to file.
The statute of limitations for filing for workers’ compensation in the state of Illinois is actually based on two specific dates. First, you have 45 days after the day you became injured to notify your employer. Secondly, you have 2 years from the last payment of compensation from your job, or 3 years from the date of your injury.
Once you have correctly filed your claim within the allotted time, you will have to immediately enlist in the help of a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney who won’t take no for an answer, even if your claim is denied. Though the insurance company may not want to take your case, this doesn’t mean it’s the end of your chances. We will work tirelessly to make sure your case is accepted and seen by the right people, so you can get the compensation you are entitled to.
Contact Our Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
At Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, we believe in delivering you the results you deserve with a combination of perseverance, experience, and a desire to succeed on your behalf. No matter how challenging your case may seem, we are ready and willing to fight through every obstacle which may come our way. Thanks to our extensive experience and knowledge, you can rest assured you are in more than capable hands when you have us by your side.
To speak to a representative of our firm today, please don’t hesitate to call us at (312) 647-2544.