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In order to make a claim under workers compensation in IL, you must have a specific date when the injury occurred and a specific job related activity you were doing at the time the injury/pain first started. Under IL law you are supposed to file a report of injury with the employer "as soon as practical after the injury occurs." If you have not yet filed your first report of injury with the employer yet, you must do so immediately if your doctor is telling you this injury is from some activity you did at work in March 2016.
Because of the delay, your employer must still take the report under IL law, but they can dispute the claim based on the delay in reporting. If they refuse to take the report, you need to file a complaint with the IL workers compensation commission immediately. If they refute your claim, then you will have to prove through your doctor's reports the date you were initially injured and what you were doing at work that caused you to first feel the pain to prove that this injury was indeed caused in the course and scope of your employment. If the employer's workers compensation insurer denies your claim, then at that point you will need a local workers compensation attorney to step in and they will need to file a suit in workers compensation court to fight your claim and these claims will depend on the strength of your doctor's report and testimony
about how this injury did come from your activity at work.
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