Working in industries such as manufacturing, construction or landscaping come with many risks that put your health at risk. If you are injured, you may face high medical bills and be unable to work for an extended period of time. You may wonder how you will be able to afford your mortgage or even your weekly grocery bills.
Luckily, workers injured on the job, or injured due to work-related conditions, can apply for workers’ compensation benefits through their employer. The benefits may cover medical bills, lost wages or permanent partial disabilities sustained from the injury. Unfortunately, employees in the state of Illinois are not eligible to receive benefits for pain and suffering. What should you do if you are injured at work?