“I’m a truck driver and was injured while working, passing through Illinois, but I was hired in another state and I’m based out of another state. Can I file for Illinois workers’ comp?”
Answer: Yes, you can file for workers’ comp in Illinois, if your injury occurred in the state of Illinois, regardless of where you were hired or any other factors. Generally, if you were hired in Illinois, or, if your injury happened in Illinois, either one of those two things means that yes, you can file a workmans’ comp claim in the state of Illinois under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. (There are other factors that could make yours an Illinois injury case, but those two are the easiest to explain.)
In many cases, it would be to your advantage to file a claim in Illinois to take advantage of Illinois’ work comp system, which is better than many other states.
I must warn you: DO NOT believe what you are told about not being able to hire an Illinois attorney and to file an Illinois workers’ compensation claim. Some insurance companies, employers, and even people who just do not know the law, may tell you that your claim cannot be filed in Illinois, when in fact it can be done.
Whatever your situation may be, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced, honest and direct Illinois workers’ compensation attorney. One option for you for a free private talk is workers’ comp and personal injury attorney Peter D. Corti at phone # (312)-782-8372, or contact me using our contact form (click here to contact.) I will provide direct and honest advice, and it’s free, it’s private, and it costs you nothing.
If it is to your advantage to file in Illinois and it is possible to file in Illinois, I will figure it out and explain your options. I have 47 years of experience in workers’ comp law and would be honored to help you with a free private talk. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Whatever path you take, drive safe. We at Peter D. Corti Law Group, PC, wish you the best.