Do Your Work Comp Case a Big Favor

What is the best way to insure that you will recover the maximum money in your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case?

Make a clear, straight forward explanation of your work injury to the Doctor.

For instance, I tripped over a shovel at work and twisted my right knee. It popped and there was immediate pain.

Failure to explain clearly how your injury happened and that it happened at work will cause you all kinds of problems and may even result in the loss of your case.

Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your case.

When Can I Settle My Work Comp Case?

One of the major benefits you receive from an Illinois Workers’ Compensation case is payment of a settlement for the injury itself.

Some insurance companies will forget to inform you about the settlement or tell you that you are not entitled to any money at the end of the case.

The amount of the settlement in Illinois is based on your average weekly wage the year before your injury and the body part injured.

There is no schedule or set amount for your injury in Illinois. It is based on historic values according to Arbitrators and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission findings.

Things such as the type of injury, whether surgery was necessary, and any permanent restrictions help determine the settlement amount.

Settlements cannot be paid until the doctor releases you from care. The reason is that the full extent of the injury is not known until all medical care has been exhausted.

Make sure the insurance company is treating you fairly.

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

Top 10 Causes of Most Serious Work Injuries

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Also broken down by various industries.

Overexertion means lifting and carrying objects. Falls. Struck by objects or equipment. Roadway accidents. Make sure to contact an experienced Illinois Work Injury lawyer to discuss your rights.

Work Trip Injuries

The Illinois Workers’ Law authorizes medical treatment and compensation for injuries suffered while on work trips.

Case law has also expended coverage to times you are not necessarily on the clock.

For instance, if you are injured while going to eat in the evening you may be able to recover work comp benefits.

If you are injured while on a work trip report it immediately to your supervisor and human resources department. Go to an emergency room or prompt care as soon as possible. Follow up with your doctor when you return home.

Insurance companies may not provide you with prompt or accurate information regarding your rights.

Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your case.