Workers’ Compensation is a mandated insurance program that every employer in the state needs to carry. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to ensure that employees injured while working are entitled to medical treatment. In addition to covering the costs of medical treatment, the employee is also entitled to receive a portion of lost wages for time missed from work.
In Illinois, workers’ compensation is administered by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Commission is responsible for overseeing all disputes that arise between employers and employees over workers’ compensation benefits.