Workers’ compensation is a system of benefits that:
- Pays for the medical costs of job-related injuries and diseases
- Covers almost every employee in Illinois
- Starts from the moment a job begins
If you suffer a job-related injury, you can probably get workers’ compensation.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) is the government agency that handles workers’ compensation claims between employees and employers. The IWCC acts as an impartial administrative court that answers these claims.
Updated: August 2017