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  • Laid-off after work related injury Illinois

    Late December of 08' I slipped and fell at work. i went through the process with Workers Comp and received benefits, but on January 29th i was laid-off from my work where this accident happened. although i was laid off, i continued to receive WC benefits until three weeks ago because the Doctor said i was well enough to return to work full duty. I disagree with his opinion as i am still in pain. I'm curruntly in the process of setting up an apointment with a different doctor for a second opinion.
    My question is, Will my ex-employer's insurance/WC be responsible for any medical expenses incurred???
    Even after WC's doctors have released me on full duty even though i know that i am not and still in pain??? your help is much appreciated.
    Last edited by guadaguy; 04-14-2009, 06:28 PM.

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    Yes, the employer will still be responsible for medical expenses related to your claim.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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    • #3
      one more question.
      Since i no longer receive WC benefits and i know that i am unable to work, could i now apply for Unemployment benefits???? or should i hold off until i get the second opinion as such results could reinforce WC???

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        You can't get unemployment ins. benefits unless you are ready, willing & able to work (looking for work).
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