Did You Get Paid for your Work Injury?

In Illinois once you have a work injury you are entitled to 3 rights.

The insurance company should pay your work injury medical bills.

It should pay you for time off work.

Finally, you should be paid a settlement when you are released from the Doctor.

Some insurance companies will “forget” to tell you about the settlement.

It saves them a lot of money if the injured worker does not pursue the settlement.

Do not let that happen to you.

Make sure to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to get the settlement you are entitled to.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Getting Paid While Injured at Work

If you have been injured on the job, then Illinois law requires that you be paid while you are unable to work.

The payment due is 2/3 of your average weekly wage for the year before your injury.

You must take several steps to insure payment.

Get an off work slip from your doctor.

Contact your human resources Department and your Workers’ Compensation insurance adjuster with your off work information.

Obtain information from the insurance company regarding how often you will be paid and the method of payment.

If there is a delay in payment or any questions about the payment, make sure to contact an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation attorney to get your payments started.

Remember, you do not have to pay an Workers’ Compensation Attorney until you recover money on your claim.

Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309827-4371.

Settling Your Work Injury Case

You can make 2 types of mistakes in settling your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case.

You may settle for a lower value than what your case is worth.

You can prevent this through consulting with an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney. An experienced attorney can evaluate your case and determine a range of value.

The second type of mistake is to fail to settle for fair value and take your case to trial, and either lose or be awarded an amount below the settlement offer.

You cannot have a do over once you go to trial.

In other words, you cannot ask for the settlement offer after the trial. It is off the table.

Once you go to trial whatever the Arbitrator rules is what you get.

Once again you may avoid this fate through an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney. The attorney can spot your cases weaknesses and what the Arbitrator will look for.

You must pay attention to what your attorney says or you may have a very discouraging result.

Remember, it is better to have more money than less money or even no money.

Questions about your work injury case and its value? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.