How Do They Decide My Work Comp Settlement?

Illinois Workers’ Compensation settlements can be mysterious.

How do you determine whether you are getting a fair settlement?

Illinois law requires the settlement to be based on your average weekly wage times 60 percent.

For instance, if you earn $600 a week then 60 percent of that is $360 for a week.

Next the injury is given a total number of weeks.

This depends of the nature of the injury, the type of treatment required and any permanent restrictions that result.

For example, if you have surgery on your knee and it is determined to be worth 20 percent of the leg the result is 43 weeks (215 weeks times .20=43). Each body part is given a total number of weeks by law.

In this example, 43 weeks times 360 weeks equals $15,480.

As you can see someone who has the same injury but with a lower weekly wage will have a lower settlement than the higher wage individual.

Questions about your work comp case? Feel free to call Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Get Your Illinois Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Whenever you are injured you should receive money at the end of the case.

Some insurance companies will not pay you the settlement.

Some insurance companies will not pay you enough money for your injury.

Not sure why you were not paid?

Not sure if you were offered enough money for your injury?

You can speak with an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney for free.

Illinois attorneys are only paid at the end of the case and only if they get money for you.

Illinois attorney fees in Workers’ Compensation cases are limited to 20 percent of the settlement.

Questions about your work comp case? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.