In a recent study, it was found that Illinois' workers' compensation claims are higher than in most other states. A May 20 news report describes the reasoning behind Illinois having some of the highest workers' compensation costs in the United States: The state has one of the highest legal-medical expenses for each claim and the highest number of claims leading to medical and legal expenses.
After you're involved in a work accident, you may not be able to do the things you could before. You might have lost a limb, suffered a head injury or have another condition that impacts your ability to do the job you had before. You may think you'll never be able to go back to gainful employment again.