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When Employers Violate Workers’ Compensation Responsibilities

Most Chicago employers are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance to compensate employees who are injured on the job or suffer work-related illnesses. Employers who knowingly fail to maintain this insurance can receive a minimum fine of $10,000 and $500 per day without insurance.

Are You An Employee Under Workers’ Compensation Law?

Employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that cover on-the-job injuries and illnesses, but independent contractors are not eligible for benefits. Some employers misclassify workers as independent contractors instead of as employees, however, to avoid paying for expensive workers’ compensation insurance premiums.

Workers’ Compensation Fraud and the Myths

Fraudulent workers’ compensation claims are more rare than portrayed in the media. Workers’ compensation reform advocates often rely on misleading reports, such as a Dateline special from 2009, that mischaracterize or fail to provide context of fraudulent workers’ compensation claims to push for tougher screening, higher premiums, and reduced benefits.

Reasons Workers’ Compensation Claims are Denied

Workers’ compensation claims can be denied for any number of reasons. The following are among the most common reasons that Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys see when a claim is denied: