There are some workers’ compensation insurance companies who fail to pay a settlement to injured workers.
In Illinois if you are injured on the job, then you are entitled to a work comp settlement.
Illinois law provides 3 remedies for on the job injuries: medical benefits, off work pay, and permanent partial disability (often called the settlement).
Some insurance companies conveniently forget to offer a settlement to the injured worker at the end of the case.
Many people do not understand their rights, and do not ask for their settlement.
If you do not get the settlement or file an application of claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission within 3 years from the date of injury, then you lose your rights (in certain situations the statute of limitations may be extended beyond the 3 years).
These insurance companies are counting on making money from injured workers who walk away from their settlements.
Make sure that you consult with an experienced Illinois Work Comp lawyer to get your settlement.
Illinois Work Comp lawyers only get paid if they recover for you.
Questions about your injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.