What Employment is Covered Under The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act?

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Employment engaged in dangerous activities are automatically covered under the act.

Some of these work activities can include:

  • Agricultural Enterprises
  • Atomic Radiation Work
  • Chemical Work
  • Construction Activity Work
  • Corrosive Acids Work
  • Demolition
  • Dust / Vapor Work
  • Electrical Work
  • Excavation
  • Explosive Work
  • Fabrication
  • Gas – Hazardous Gases / Injurious Gases Work
  • Land Grading / Improvement
  • Machinery Work
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Molten Metal Work
  • On Premise sales of alcohol consumption
  • Power Equipment Driven – electric or gas
  • Power Tool Use
  • Public Employees
    • County Employees
    • Firefighters
    • Municipal Employees
    • National Guard
    • Police Officers
    • University Employees
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Establishments
  • Salvage / Junk Work
  • Structural Work – altering, erecting, demolishing, maintaining, remodeling or removing a structure
  • Transportation Work – air, land and sea
  • Warehousing
  • Wood Treatment Work

Occupations & People Excluded From Coverage

  • Independent Contractors
  • Employees who elect to withdraw from the act
  • Sale People & Real Estate Brokers – Paid by commission only
  • Volunteers

**There are situations that can occur when a person is NOT considered an employee and may be considered an independent contractor. Some examples can include; a pizza delivery person, a band member performing at a bar, etc. There are other situations that occur whereby a person IS considered an employee. There are many different scenarios and work capacities / working situations. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation.

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