When you’re injured at work, one of the greatest obstacles between you and your workers’ compensation benefits is your employer’s insurance provider. They’ll use a number of tactics to try to reduce or deny benefits, so it’s best to be on the lookout for the excuses detailed below.
1. You Weren’t on the Clock
Sometimes, an injury happens either just before you clock in or right after you clock out for the day. The insurance company may try to use this as grounds to deny benefits, but in Illinois, being off the clock isn’t an immediate disqualification from workers’ compensation.