When Illinois raises the minimum wage every year then it can raise your work comp settlement.
Why? The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides that your settlement is based on 60 percent of your average weekly wage the year before you were injured.
This means jobs that used to pay $8.25 an hour now pay $11.00.
$440.00 a week is different from $330.00 a week.
This can boost your settlement when you are done treating for your injury.
Contact us at 309-827-4371 with your work injury questions.