Sometimes the basics of Illinois Workers’ Compensation law are the most important.
If you were injured on the job, then you are entitled to a settlement.
It may not be much, but you should received something from the insurance company.
Some insurance companies will hope that injured workers do not understand the law and walk away without a settlement.
The general rule is that you have 3 years from the date of accident to file an application of claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Do not forget your settlement money and lose out.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
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Another grim reality in work place deaths. In Illinois, a spouse may receive Workers’ Compensation death benefits. It is not a large amount of money and loved ones certainly would rather have the person alive. However, the benefits provide some measure assistance.
Make these mistakes and it may blow up your Work Comp case and result in no recovery or a low recovery.
Do not forget to complete a work injury report and get a copy of it.
Remember, you need to prove everything.
Do not wait to go to the doctor because you think it will get better.
Always go the doctor right away. If it does not get better, then you are ahead of the game.
Tell all the medical people how you were hurt on the job.
The insurance company and the Judge look closely at the medical records and if they do not list a work injury you are in trouble.
Complete all your treatments and tell the medical providers all the problems you are having.
Make sure to get an off work slip each visit.
You must document everything in Work Comp.
Do not let the doctor release you without them detailing all your limitations.
Get help right away for your work injury. Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
Here is what to expect if you are injured at work in Illinois:
- You will be paid while off work at the rate of 2/3rds of your average weekly wage;
- Your related medical treatment will be paid;
- You will receive a settlement based on 60 percent of your average weekly wage.
If this does not happen you should contact an experienced Illinois Work Injury lawyer immediately.
Some insurance companies will take advantage of injured workers and assume that they do not understand the law.
Feel free to contact to Illinois Work Injury attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your work injury case free of charge.
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Police officers may sue for Workers’ Compensation benefits if a criminal injures them. Illinois Work Comp benefits include medical treatment, off work pay, and the value of the injury.