Is There a Time Limit for Contacting the WC Insurance Company?


What is the time limit to contact the insurance company that handled the workman’s comp. claim to secure your monetary settlement?

–Bonnie, Springfield, IL


In a Workers Compensation proceeding, the time limits have nothing to do with contacting an insurance carrier. You never have to contact the carrier. There is a question about whether its wise for you to ever do that. But to your question. The time limits in Illinois are as follows. You must report your accident to a supervisor for your employer within 45 days of the accident. Further you must file the case with the Industrial Commission within 3 years of the accident. There are some exceptions to this rule however which may prolong the filing date.