Palatine workers' compensation lawyerWorkplace injuries can be life-altering events, often leaving employees in a vulnerable position. When you file for workers’ compensation in Illinois, you expect support and fair treatment. However, some employers may attempt to decrease your earnings after you file for benefits. An Illinois lawyer can help you understand the legality of such actions and your rights.

What You Should Know About Your Rights

In Illinois, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. This protection is enshrined in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/4). Retaliation can take many forms, including:

  • Termination
  • Demotion
  • Reduction in pay or hours
  • Hostile work environment