You must make sure that you understand the rules and the climate of Illinois Workers’ Compensation.
Factor this is in your settlement decision.
Your goal is to maximize your settlement.
Do not listen to so called experts who tell you what they got or a neighbor or relative received in a settlement.
They are usually misinformed or lying.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Arbitrators and Commissioners have turned very conservative in recent years because of the political situation.
There has been much criticism of the system as being tilted against the employer.
It is much tougher now and this has resulted in lower awards and denials of many cases.
If you are denied you will receive nothing for your injuries.
A decent settlement offer is worth more to you than walking away with nothing in your pocket.
I have seen injured workers with settlement offers of $30,000 and above who have rejected the offer and gone to trial, only to lose and receive zero.
Do not be someone who rejects a reasonable offer and then gets nothing.
How do you tell if the offer is reasonable?
Make sure to consult with an experienced Illinois Work Comp Lawyer. It will cost you nothing to do this.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.