As the song goes: know when to hold em, know when to fold em.
In in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases most settlements range from $2,000 to $100,000.
There are typically few large payouts because the law is written to keep costs and awards down.
Some people who have little or no knowledge of the system will tell you that you should get $300,000 to millions of dollars.
Not going to happen. The highest Illinois Work Injury settlement I have seen is $500,000. And that is very rare.
I have seen some injured workers overplay their hand and walk away with nothing.
So make sure to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Many work comp insurance companies will attempt to take advantage of the injured worker.
It may be better to get money in your pocket and walk away, versus risking it all in a trial and lose the offer you have in hand.
You can see an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer who will be able to tell you what to expect and whether the offer of the insurance company is fair considering all the circumstances.
An experienced Illinois Work Injury attorney will help you get the fairest offer available.
This will be much better than listening to some co-worker or relative who does not understand the process.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371. There is no cost to discuss your case.