Is Your Injury Covered?


Injured in the Workplace? Is Your Injury Covered? We Can Help — Our Experienced Belleville Workers Compensation Attorney will help you Pursue the Compensation you Deserve.

Serious injuries occur in workplaces all across the country, each and every day. These accidents have the potential to put an individual out of work for weeks, months, or years (even indefinitely). Fortunately, ALL businesses in Illinois that employ people must have workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The first thing you must determine is if your injury is in fact covered by worker’s comp.

What Factors Determine If An Injury Is Covered By Workers’ Comp?

Proving that your injury should be covered by workers comp is the most important (and often most difficult) step to getting the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the factors when determining coverage.

Presence Of An Actual Injury Or Illness

This may seem like common sense, but many people believe that they can file a workers’ comp claim after a workplace accident even if they did not sustain an actual injury. Workplace accidents happen all the time, often only resulting in near misses or the employee merely being scared of a possible injury. A claim can only be filed if someone has an actual, documented, injury or illness.

The Circumstances Of The Injury

Oftentimes, being on the property is not enough to file a claim. The injury needs to have been sustained while performing the normal scope of the employee’s job. If they were at work, and on the clock, but off doing something reckless, not related to their job duties, they would not likely be successful with a claim.

The Cause Of The Injury

The cause of the injury is very important when determining if it’s covered by workers comp. If an employee was intoxicated at the job and this caused them to suffer an injury, then that would not be covered. If a worker is directed to lift something far too heavy for them and they injure their back, then the direct cause of their injury was the action of their job, and as such would likely be covered.

What can a Belleville workers comp attorney do for me?

Once you’ve been injured and are considering filing a workers comp claim for your injuries, you should contact a lawyer for the best advice moving forward. Even if your employer agrees with your claim, there’s still the insurance company to deal with (whose job is to pay out as little as possible). We don’t just want your claim to be approved. We want you to get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Many victims may never 100% recover from their injuries, so there’s a lot more to factor into your claims than missed time from work. The process for filing and handling these claims can be exhausting, especially for an injured victim stuck in a situation where they are fighting for the benefits they were supposed to be entitled to. As a highly experienced Belleville workers comp, Jason B. Going can help you with: • Determining The Cost Of Your Injuries – Jason will work in your best interests to determine what fair and reasonable compensation is for your injuries AND your recovery. This requires assessing the accident, documenting your injuries, working with medical professionals to create a recovery plan, and calculating what you’re entitled to for missing work. • Legal Representation & Advocacy – Whether it’s inside of the courtroom, dealing with insurance companies, or the employer, our disability benefits lawyer will professionally and efficiently advocate on your behalf. Anywhere you need legal representation for your case, your lawyer can help. 100% FREE Case Evaluation – If you want to find someone that will take your case as seriously as you do, Jason B. Going will take the time to understand how your injury has truly impacted your family and fight for the compensation you deserve. We are advocates for injured employees. We help them feel taken care of — Have confidence knowing that we will fight for your disability benefits.

Finding The Best Belleville Workers Comp Attorney

The attorney you hire for your disability benefits claim can have a HUGE impact on your family’s financial future. You need to find a lawyer that will provide aggressive representation for you. Look for a law firm that always starts your case with a free evaluation and is available 24/7 to meet any client’s unique needs. The best Workers’ Compensation lawyers will only charge for their services once you are successfully awarded compensation.


Choosing a workers’ compensation attorney to fight for your rights and help you get the deserved compensation is an important decision. The Law Office of Jason B Going is experienced and proven when it comes to workers’ compensation cases, and they will give you the best chance at a favorable outcome in your case. If you have been injured in the workplace, we can help get you the compensation you truly deserve — Contact us today for a free consultation.

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If you’ve been injured in the workplace, there are disability benefits in place to provide relief for workers while they recover. Depending on the severity of the injury and the benefits you are eligible for, some benefits can cover you for a few weeks of missing work or the rest of your life (permanent disability).

Technically yes. Illinois is considered an “at-will” work state. Meaning as long as it does not violate the law, an employer can fire someone for just about any reason. That being said, an employer CANNOT terminate a worker because they are filing a workers’ comp claim or because they are currently receiving benefits. Employers cannot against their employees in that way.

In order for an injury or illness to be considered work-related, it needs to have occurred in the work environment and while performing the normal scope of your job.

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