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Paying for Workers Compensation in Peoria

Workers Compensation in Peoria

Paying for Workers Compensation in Peoria

When a worker encounters an accident in the workplace, workers compensation in Peoria aids the injured worker. The law states that the employer is responsible for the full cost of workers’ compensation benefits in Peoria. It is their duty to provide for all the medical bills incurred as a result of the work-related accident.

Many employers buy workers’ compensation insurance. In this case, the insurance company pays the benefits on the employer’s behalf. According to the law, no employee should shoulder any of the workers compensation insurance premium or benefits. Other employers obtain the state’s approval to self-insure, which means that the employer will be responsible for paying its own claims.

What if Employers Don't Comply to Workers Comp?

The various provisions in the Workers’ Compensation Act provide for the accountability of employers who choose to ignore workers compensation in Peoria. According to the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission Handbook, negligent failure to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage is punishable by a Class A misdemeanor for each day without coverage. If proven guilty, this results to a maximum or 12 months imprisonment and/or a $2,500 fine for the employer.

If an employer knowingly fails to provide workers’ compensation, they are punishable by a Class 4 felony for each day without coverage, resulting in a maximum 1-3 years imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine. Meanwhile, an uninsured employer may also be subject to a civil penalty of $500 for every day it lacked insurance, with a minimum $10,000 fine.

Workers Compensation Lawyers in Peoria

Harvey and Stuckel are expert worker compensation lawyers in Peoria. Being a well-rounded firm, we also offer our expertise in the following areas of law:

Harvey and Stuckel will work hard to give you fair compensation for your work-related mishaps. For a complete guide on workers compensation and personal injury learn how we can help.

Know your rights as a worker. Contact us today for more information about workers compensation in Peoria.

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