Workers' Compensation Resource Links

Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

This site provides specific information regarding the rules and regulations regarding workers' compensation in Illinois. Although there are many good resources here, the best resource is always a discussion with an attorney. These sites are not always up-to-date, and your situation may differ from what is discussed on this site.

Job Safety Information

This site is run by the AFL-CIO for America's unions, but even if you are not a union member, it provides good information regarding job safety and legislative alerts.

Chemicals And Occupational Diseases

This site is run by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and provides a useful guide for those wondering if their employment situation exposes them to hazardous agents, occupational diseases or other risk areas.

Common Injuries, Illnesses And Fatalities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics annually records reported workers' compensation claims in order to assess the most common ailments, their rates and other special information.

National Workers' Compensation

For more information about workers' compensation on a national level, the United States Department of Labor has a number of useful resources that can help guide you through your situation.

The Legal Side Of Workers' Compensation

This site, run by Cornell University Law School, gives a brief overview of workers' compensation from a legal perspective.

OSHA Resources

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a part of the United States Department of Labor and is a safe place to file a complaint about the hazardous conditions of your workplace. It provides you with information about the rules and regulations your employer is supposed to follow and much more.

Job Accommodations After Disability

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides disabled workers with assistance, resources and training needed to help them thrive in the workforce.