How Much Time Do I Have to Report My Work Injury?

The law in Illinois is a 45 day reporting period. You have to report within 45 days. However, many employers – if you don’t report it that day or by the next day – they often will challenge whether or not it occurred at work. In many cases, even if you report it on the…

Why Does My Employer Need to Investigate My Work Injury?

If you are hurt on the job, your employer may owe you a substantial amount of money. That being disability benefits and your medical bills – 100%. So, they have a right to investigate the injury.

Does My Injury Report Have to be in Writing?

It does not have to be in writing. The purpose of reporting an injury is so that your employer can look into it.

Should I Report My Injury at Work to My Employer?

Yes, you should report it. You should report it to your boss, your foreman, your superintendent, general superintendent, or somebody in management human resources. You should report it.