No Illinois Workers’ Compensation hearings, as a practical matter, have been allowed since November 2020 and there is no reopening in sight.
The official stance is that it is too dangerous to hold hearings due to Covid.
There is also no mechanism for video hearings to take the place of in person hearings.
This makes it difficult for everyone to pursue their case and have an Arbitrator rule on entitlement to medical treatment, off work pay, and payment for your injury.
However, if you are injured at work you may still file a work injury case.
You are allowed to settle your case also and be paid money for your injury.
If you cannot get your case settled or are having problems with the insurance company contact a lawyer right away.
It does not cost anything to hire an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney. The lawyer is only paid at the end of the case when you recover your money.
Questions about your Work Injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.