What You Can DoIf your employer did not purchase worker’s compensation insurance, he/she can face potential penalties and criminal fines. If workers compensation is available, as per the Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission, and you are denied benefits post injuries, you can do one of the following:
- File a petition with the IWCC for penalties for delayed payments. You can fill out one or all of the boxes under Penalties as per your condition.
- File a petition in circuit court asking the court to intervene and make your employer pay up. This is in accordance with the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act and the petition can be filed for free.
- Place a call to the Consumer Services Division.