Ursa, IL asked in Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for Illinois

Q: I had a belly button hernia at work..Workman's Comp wants 10 years of medical/work history released to company&insurance

I have only worked at this company 1 year, and really don't work to share my medical history with company.

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard K. Johnson
Richard K. Johnson
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Your employer or its insurance carrier may investigate any past medical records for the condition you claim is work related, but does not have an unfettered right to any and all medical records. Any medical authorization form you sign should be limited to the condition you claim is work related.

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