Workers’ Compensation is part of the Department of Human Resources and serves the Village of Niles government.
The Workers' Compensation Section submits, tracks and reviews workers’ compensation claims to ensure timely reporting and to ensure employee and management compliance with city policies and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. It also coordinates with the Village’s Third Party Administrator's (TPA), physicians, Village Attorney, employees, managers, and provides guidance and support to Village departments regarding workers’ compensation policies and procedures, alternative duty programs to include the handling of occupational exposures.
If an injury occurs during the course of employment:
Assess the situation to determine level of care.
In case of an emergency, the injured person should never attempt to transport themselves, or have their friends or non-medical co-workers transport them to an emergency care medical facility. Call 911 for conditions requiring Emergency Care.
Give appropriate first aid.
For non-emergency care, direct the employee to employees’ choice of Village of Niles approved medical providers.
Contact Human Resources for assistance with forms and information regarding the injury.