My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: IL
I'll try to be as concise as possible:
Fiance was a rear seat passenger in a work vehicle. Supervisor was driving on interstate. Supervisor lost control of vehicle and got into a 1-car accident (Jan 20th). Fiance was not seriously hurt but was clearly shaken up and tossed around in the back quite a bit.
Next day, she was still having discomfort so she went to the ER per the suggestion of the on-scene paramedic. Doctor put her on rest until Jan 27th and excused her from work activity. Fiance missed 5 days scheduled work and ER bill was approx. $2000. Fiance filled a WC claim for the lost wages and ER visit. The company's insurance called her today and asked her a bunch of questions, some a bit odd and not related to the accident.
Q1: Should she have consulted an injury lawyer first?
Q2: She is still quite a bit shaken up by the accident. She really wants to resign because she is now being treated very differently by her boss and co-workers (almost "shunned") at work after the WC claim. Will resigning affect her claim in progress?
She didn't cause the accident and is not looking to sue her employer at this time. She just wants the wages she lost because of the accident and the company to take care of the ER bill.