Illinois workers’ compensation: What if you have two jobs?
The key is whether your employer knew about your other jobIf you get hurt at work, and that employer knew about your other job, you can probably get paid for both (if you have to take time off of both due to your injury). If your employer had no idea that you were working a second job, then you'll probably only get compensation for time off of the job you were injured at.
ExamplesFor example, if you work construction during the day and do building maintenance at night, an injury could affect your ability to do both. If you fall and break your leg at a construction site, you probably will be off work while you recover. And you probably can't do your maintenance job either. If your construction employer knew about your second job, then you should be able to get 2/3 of your lost wages for both jobs while you recover. However, if your construction employer didn't know about your maintenance job, you probably can only get 2/3 of your construction wages. You'd be out of luck on your lost wages at the second job. On the other hand, if your second job was something that didn't require you to stand, you could probably continue that job and still get workers' compensation for time off of the construction job.