Illinois Workers’ Compensation Arbitrators provide increased value for awards and settlements when your injury requires surgery or results in permanent restrictions.
Illinois Work Comp law does not address pain and suffering. It focuses on permanent partial disability.
Arbitrators believe that surgery has a permanent effect on your life going forward.
While you have no control over the doctor’s opinion whether you need surgery or not, it does impact your work injury case and the amount of money you will receive.
Other factors include the wage at your job when you were injured.
Questions about the value of your case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.