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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: The short answer is yes, you have every right to represent yourself if you’re injured during the course of your employment. If you decide to do that, you have to file an application and file it at the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, and—of course—deal with the insurance companies and/or their attorneys alone.
If for some reason your case hits a rough patch, and they stop paying your benefits or don’t start paying your benefits and preclude you from medical care and treatment, your recourse is to go in front of an arbitrator and have a hearing. In which case, of course, if you don’t know the rules and regulations and the procedures in court, most likely it is in your benefit to hire an attorney to represent you for your full rights under Illinois state law.