The Illinois workers' compensation law is detailed in 820 ILCS 305. Specific to subrogation is section 305/5. There are two parts of that section that are of notable importance. One is the application of a lien on the injured employee in any personal injury action they bring against the at-fault...
The purpose of workers' compensation is to ensure that employees are not left to bear the financial burden of workplace injuries or illnesses. This includes covering the cost of medical treatment, as well as providing compensation for lost wages and other expenses related to the injury or illness.
Did you know that it is still possible to pursue subrogation recovery on a workers’ compensation lien for a lien that accrued outside of Ohio? You may pursue reimbursement of the workers’ comp lien up to two years from the date the lien was paid.
What happens when a worker injured in a third-party settles a personal injury claim with a liability insurer before receiving BWC benefits? Third-party liability insurers making payments for injuries and damages from an on-the-job accident must provide prompt notice of its subrogation interests to the Ohio BWC.