If the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC) awards you benefits, but your employer is not paying them to you, you can do one of the following:
- File a petition in the circuit court, asking the court to make your employer pay your benefits under Section 19(g) of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. You can also learn about filing court papers for free.
- File a petition with the IWCC for penalties for delay in payment. Fill out the information and remember to check one or all of the following boxes under Penalties and Fees:
- Section 16
- Section 19(k)
- Section 19(l)
- Call the Consumer Services Division at (866) 445-5364 or (217) 782-4515.
It is highly recommended that you get a lawyer to help you with this process. It can be very difficult to do on your own.
Updated: August 2017