We Represent Injured Food Industry Employees in Illinois
The food industry includes many workers and employees. This includes food manufacturing, food processing, food warehousing and food factories. In addition, many people make their livelihood as cooks, waiters, bartenders, dishwashers, food preparers, and cashiers, etc. The food industry and the work associated with it can be a dangerous place to work. Employees often work long hours, work with dangerous equipment, and work within dangerous conditions.
If you have been hurt or injured while working in the food industry, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Illinois food industry workplace accident attorneys.
Worker’s Compensation for Food Industry Employees
In Illinois, employers must carry worker’s compensation insurance for their workers or employees. Many employers purchase worker’s compensation coverage from an insurance company. However some employers choose to obtain the state’s approval to be self insured. If you have been hurt or injured while working in the food industry, it is important to act quickly to protect and preserve your rights to worker’s compensation.
What Should You Do If You Are Hurt or Injured At Work?
- Seek medical attention
- Notify your employer of the accident
- Notice must be given within 45 days of the incident
- Inform your employer in writing:
- The date and place of the accident
- A brief description of the accident and injury
- Provide the employee’s contact information
If your employer does not provide worker’s compensation benefits following the incident, you can then file a claim for worker’s compensation benefits with the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission. There are no fees to file a claim.
Accurate information can prove critical in resolving disputes efficiently and effectively.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation With a Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer
Do you want to learn about your options from an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer? Call us at (630) 264-7300 or send us an e-mail today.