Reporting an On-the-Job Injury in Peoria, Illinois
By statute, a worker hurt in the scope of employment has 45 days from the date of the accident to report an injury. A report of injury may be given orally, but reporting your injury in writing is the better practice. Always keep a copy of the written report once it is completed.
Prior to completing a written report, or at anytime in the workers’ compensation process, it is a good idea to obtain the counsel of a lawyer – especially if the injury is a result of repetitive trauma. At the law office of John Lesaganich, P.C. in Peoria, you will find answers to your questions, legal guidance, and aggressive advocacy on your behalf.
The 45-day rule applies to injuries sustained in an accident and to repetitive trauma injuries. In cases of repetitive trauma injuries, a worker has 45 days from the appearance of the injury. For accident-related injuries, the 45-day window begins the day of the accident. Should a worker experience layoff or discharge from duty, he or she remains eligible to report the injury as long as the 45-day rule is observed.
For more than 30 years, John Lesaganich has successfully provided knowledgeable representation for workers suffering from job-related injuries such as:
He understands the roadblocks and intimidation tactics employers and workers’ compensation insurers use, and he works to effectively overcome any challenge they may extend. He is committed to working on behalf of injured victims and their families, obtaining the financial assistance they require for medical care and treatment.
We offer free, confidential consultations.
Contact our office to talk with attorney John Lesaganich about reporting your workers’ comp injury. At our office, initial consultations are always free and confidential. We are located on Main Street in downtown Peoria, across from the courthouse.